The Department's annual Atlantic History Symposium has begun with the following speakers.
April 4, 2011, 2:00 pm in Green Library 220, Robin Derby, Associate Professor of History, UCLA. “Male Heroism, Demonic Animals and Memories of Violence in the Haitian-Dominican Borderlands.”
February 24, 2011, 2:00 pm in DM 370: Andrew Apter, Professor of History and Anthropology, UCLA. "The Blood of Mothers: Women, Money and Markets in Black Atlantic Perspective."
February 1, 2011, 2:00 pm in Green Library 220: Kristen Block, Assistant Professor of History, FAU. "Cynicism and Redemption: Religion, Empire, and the Atlantic Economy at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century."
October 19, 2010, 4:30 pm in LC 110 (reception to follow): Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor, University of Virginia. "Jefferson and American Democracy. Professor Onuf is a noted scholar of the American Revolution and early republic who has edited or authored 11 books, including Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American Nationhood (2000) and (with Leonard Sadosky) Jeffersonian America (2001).
October 13, 2010, 2:30 pm in DM 370: Tom Rogers, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, "Race, respect, and Authority in Contemporary Brazil: Black Union Leaders' Story-telling about Conflict in a Sugarcane Region." Professor Rogers is a specialist in 20th century Brazilian history who has completed a book manuscript titled “The Deepest Wounds: The Laboring Landscapes of Northeast Brazil,” examining sugar workers and their environment in Pernambuco.