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History Department
Rutgers University, Camden
429 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ 08102

Dr. Lorrin Thomas, Chair
(856) 225-2656

Dr. Janet Golden, Graduate Program Director
(856) 225-2813

Dr. Kate Epstein, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(856) 225-2721

Sharon Smith, Secretary
(856) 225-6080
Fax: (856) 225-6806

Lees History Seminars

The Graduate History Program at Rutgers-Camden announces its Lees Seminars for 2016-2017, where scholars present cutting-edge research in progress through pre-circulated papers. Seminars open with an author’s introduction and a formal comment, followed by discussion and light refreshments. We gratefully acknowledge an endowment gift from Professor Andrew Lees, which helps support this series.

Each seminar is followed by snacks and a social hour. Please let us know if you plan to come so we can have adequate refreshments. Maps and directions are available at the RU-Camden website: How to Get to Rutgers-Camden.

September 23, 2016 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m.
“The Business of Preservation: Antiquarian Views and Commercial Enterprise in the Early Republic”
WHITNEY MARTINKOAssistant Professor of History, Villanova University
Commentator: Zara Anishanslin, Assistant Professor of History and Art History, University of Delaware

October 21, 2016 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m.
American Grievances Red-Dressed: Imperial Politics, the Breakdown of Authority, and Theft by Boston Crowds During the Townshend Acts Crisis
DAVID NIESCIOR, Rutgers University-Camden
Commentator: Michael W. Zuckerman, Professor of History Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

November 18, 2016 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m.
“Mexico, the United States, and the Idea of Development in a Globalizing World, 1808-1830”
KAREN CAPLAN, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University-Newark
Commentator: Lorrin Thomas, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University-Camden

February 3, 2017 (Friday), 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Title TBA (Joint Rutgers-Camden/McNeil Center Seminar)
JANE DINWOODIE, Dissertation Fellow, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Location TBA

March 10, 2017 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m.
“The Whig Party at Prayer: Anglicanism and the Politics of Toleration”
NOAH McCORMACK, Harvard University
Commentator: Catherine L. Chou, Postdoctoral Fellow, Villanova University

April 7, 2017 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m.
“The Missing Women of the Warrior House in Medieval Japan”
DAVID SPAFFORD, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Commentator: Amy Stanley, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University

If you are planning to attend a session, please email Professor Nick Kapur (nick.kapur@rutgers.edu) at least one week in advance. Unless otherwise noted, the Lees Seminar is held in the first floor seminar room of 429 Cooper Street.


 Past Seminars