The History Department at Rutgers-Camden announces its Lees Seminar for 2019-2020, 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. This series is supported by an endowment gift from Professor Andrew Lees.

Unless otherwise noted, the Lees Seminar is held in the first floor seminar room of 429 Cooper Street. Maps and directions are available on the Rutgers-Camden site. If you are planning to attend a session, please RSVP to the interim coordinator,  Professor Kate Epstein at least one week in advance. 


2019-2020 Schedule


October 18, 2019 (Friday) 4:00 – 6:00 pm

“Enacting ‘Economic Security’: A History of the Export Control Reform Acts of 2018”

MARIO DANIELS, Georgetown University

Comment: Myles Jackson (Institute for Advanced Study)

November 15, 2019 (Friday) 3:00 – 5:00 pm

“‘The Greatest Misfortune That Could Befall the Colony:’ Fears and Realities of Black-Indian Alliances in French Louisiana (1719-1769)” (Joint Rutgers-Camden/McNeil Center Seminar)

 YEVAN TERRIEN, University of Pittsburgh

Location: Faculty Lounge, Armitage Hall, 3rd Floor

February 21, 2020 (Friday) 4:00 – 6:00 pm

“France, Algeria, and the Europe of Nation States (1965-1975)”

MEGAN BROWN, Swarthmore College

Comment: Jonathan Wyrzten (Yale University)

March 27, 2020 (Friday) 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Who Is an Austrian? Identity Construction in Immediate Post-World War II China”

KE-CHIN HSIA, Indiana University – Bloomington

Comment: Michael Geyer (University of Chicago)

April 17, 2020 (Friday) 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 “Daniel Raymond, Mathew Carey, The Missouri Crisis, and the Global 1820s”

 ANDREW SHANKMAN, Rutgers-Camden   

Comment: Craig Hollander (The College of New Jersey)


Past Seminars