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History Colloquium

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The aim of the History Colloquium is to encourage greater intellectual exchange within the UW community by discussing works-in-progress from faculty members and graduate students. History colloquiua are normally held three times a quarter at 3:30 PM on Mondays. Papers will be sent out one week in advance. To receive the paper and Zoom meeting link, please email

Conveners: Adam Warren & Frances O'Shaughnessy

2020-21 Schedule

October 19, 2020

Oya Rose Aktaş

“Implicated Subjects of Liberal Ottoman Citizenship: Brotherhood, Suffering, and the 1915 Genocide”
Discussant: Glennys Young

November 2, 2020

Julian Barr and Divest and Demilitarize UW

“A People’s Landscape: Racism and Resistance at UW”
Discussant: Jim Gregory

November 16, 2020

Ray Jonas

“The Savior” and “The Hill of the Bells,” from Borderlands: A Global History of the Mexican Second Empire
Discussant: Jorge Bayona

November 30, 2020

Adam Warren

“Subverting the Anthropometric Gaze: Racial Science in the 1912 Yale Peruvian Expedition”
Discussant: Alika Bourgette

Past Colloquiua

Monday, Oct. 28, 3:30 PM
"Ass-loads of Rice: Taxes, Wages, Labor, and the Dilemmas of Ecological Sufficiency in Mughal Kashmir, 1586-c. 1700"

Purnima Dhavan, Associate Professor of History
Discussant: Madison Heslop

Monday, Nov. 18, 3:30 PM
"Cradle to Grave: Birth Registration and Trans Autobiography in Britain, 1945-1962"

Adrian Kane-Galbraith, Doctoral Candidate, History
Discussant: Ileana Rodriguez-Silva

Monday, Dec. 2, 3:30 PM
"Property Rights in Late Medieval Civil Law: From Roman Law Actions to Human Rights via the Garden of Eden"

Tyler Lange, Affiliate Assistant Professor, History
Discussant: Charity Urbanski

Monday, Feb. 10, 3:30 PM
"The Culture of Migration in Song China"

Patricia Ebrey, Professor of History
Discussant: Anand Yang

Monday, Feb. 24, 3:30 PM
"The Gift of Good Health: Chinese Ethnic Health Project on the Tibetan Frontiers, 1951-1953"

Xiaoshun Zeng, PhD Candidate, History
Discussant: Lynn Thomas

Monday, May 4, 3:30 PM
"Love in the Time of Welfare"

Jordanna Bailkin, Professor of History, Jere L. Bacharach Endowed Professor in International Studies
Discussant: Alika Bourgette

Monday, May 18, 3:30 PM
"Butcher Blocks, Vegetable Stands, and Home-Cooked Food: Resisting Gender and Class Constructions in the Roman World"

Mira Green, Senior Lecturer of History
Discussant: Jeff Haines

Monday, June 1, 3:30 PM
"Green Devolution: Taiwanese Vegetable Science, Nutrition, and the Developing World, 1969-1989"

James Lin, Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies; Adjunct Assistant Professor, History
Discussant: Adam Warren