The History Department at Rutgers-Camden announces its Lees Seminar for 2020-2021, 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 Director of the Program, Professor Kate Epstein, at least one week in advance. 

2020-2021 Schedule

***Please note: Meetings of the 2020-21 Lees Seminar will be virtual, due to COVID-19.  The seminar will be followed by an informal virtual reception.

October 2, 2020 (Friday) 4:00 – 5:30 pm

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

 ANDREW SHANKMAN, Rutgers-Camden   

Comment: Craig Hollander (The College of New Jersey)

December 4, 2020 (Friday) 4:00 – 5:30 pm

 “Seeing Disability in Early America”

NICOLE BELOLAN, Rutgers-Camden   

Comment: Katherine Ott (National Museum of American History)

February 12, 2021 (Friday) 4:00 – 5:30 pm

“Who Is an Austrian? Identity Stories from Post-World War II China”

KE-CHIN HSIA, Indiana University

Comment: Michael Geyer (University of Chicago)



Past Seminars