Category: Organized Talks*
History Department Workshop Series Spring 2018
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T013 Creator: Marianne Kupin-Lisbin, Daniel Gorman Jr., Rohma Khan
History Department Workshop Series Fall 2017
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T012 Creator: Camden Burd, Mike Jarvis, Phillip Koyoumijan
Home, Inc.: Recasting Domesticity in Globalizing India
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T010 Creator: Llerena Searle, University of Rochester Dr. Llerena Searle discussed the rise of new ideals of domesticity, gender, and class in contemporary India in the context of changes in the real estate industry and the dramatic growth of markets for housing-related media and products.
Arthur Pue Gorman and the Invention of Senate Floor Leadership, 1890-1913
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T010 Creator: Gerald Gamm, University of Rochester Chosen by his peers to lead the Democratic minority in its opposition to the Federal Elections Bill in 1890-91, Gorman (D, Md.) successfully coordinated the effort to defeat the bill, in the process establishing the institution of Senate floor leadership.
The Visual Culture of French Coal
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T009 Creator: Brian R. Jacobson, University of Toronto Dr. Brian Jacobson discussed how the French coal industry used film and photography to project a modern image of coal in the 1950s, both to fend off oil and gas producers and to counter critical images of coal in popular and activist media.
Unchained on the Rock: The Final Years of Slavery in Bermuda, 1783-1834
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T008 Creator: Gregory Wiker, University of Rochester Dr. Gregory Wiker discussed how, in the half century from the start of the anti-slavery movement to the enactment of emancipation, British abolitionists, imperial officials, sympathetic white Bermudians, and black Bermudians created a brave new world for enslaved and free black Bermudians.
Paradoxes of Russian Liberalism in the 19th Century
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T007 Creator: Mikolaj Banaszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University Dr. Mikolaj Banaszkiewicz will discuss how the 19th century Russian liberalists made use of the autocratic power to accelerate social changes in the Empire, and how their activities were also affected by their historical consciousness.
Sacramental Flesh: John Wesley’s Theology of the Body
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T005 Creator: Kyle Robinson, University of Rochester John Wesley (1703-1791) was the founder of the English Methodist movement. Dr. Kyle Robinson will discuss Wesley’s theology of the Body, and how the union of “Animal Life” and “Spiritual Principle” can best be understood through the framework of the Sacrament.
Missionaries, Apocalypticism and Silences
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T004 Creator: James Rankine, University of Rochester Dr. James Rankine discussed the strange absence of eschatological language and doctrines amongst New England’s Protestant missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries in contrast to the intense apocalypticism of the colonial religious tradition.
I CHING: The Book of Changes
ElyaDatabase ID Number: T004 Creator: Tze-ki Hon, SUNY-Geneseo Dr. Hon Tze-ki discussed how I Ching (The Book of Changes), a canonized Confucian classic, was translated into German and English, and eventually became a popular text in the counter culture movement in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.