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Lees Seminar


The Lees History Seminars

The Graduate History Program at Rutgers-Camden announces its Lees Seminars for 2015-2016, where scholars present work-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.

October 30, 2015 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m. –“Archipelago Capitalism: The Other International Political Economy, 1920s-1980s”, VANESSA OGLE, Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania Commentator: Philip B. Scranton, Professor of History Emeritus, Rutgers University-Camden

December 4, 2015 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m. – “English Sailors in the World: Cultural Contact, Performance, and Identity in the Early Seventeenth Century”, ELEANOR HUBBARD, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University 
Commentator: Naomi Taback, Assistant Professor of History, Temple University

March 11, 2016 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m. – “Tangled Up in Shrewsbury: The James McCarty Affair and the Development of Quaker Antislavery on the Eve of the American Revolution”, JONATHAN D. SASSI, Professor of History, College of Staten Island and CUNY Graduate Center
Commentator: Richard S. Newman, Director, The Library Company of Philadelphia

April 8, 2016 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m. – “From Rehabilitation to Execution:  Imperial Japanese Policies toward Taiwan’s Indigenous People, 1932-1942”, KIRSTEN ZIOMEK, Assistant Professor of History, Adelphi University
Commentator: Frederick R. Dickinson, Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

April 29, 2016 (Friday), 3:00-5:00 p.m. – “The Allure of Wilderness: Magistrates and Jurisdictional Ecology of Empire,” (Joint Rutgers-Camden/McNeil Center Seminar), BRENDAN GILLIS, Miami University and 2014-2015 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow, Location:  Law School Lounge.  PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO RSVP.

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