2015-2016 Schedule

October 9, 2015: Ann Waltner and Mary Jo Maynes, University of Minnesota
“The Family from 10,000 BCE to the Present”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168


November 6, 2015: Heidi Morrison, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
“New Approaches to the History of Childhood: Going Global”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168
Professor Morrison’s talk was based on her edited volume, “The Global History of Childhood Reader” (2012). She is also the author of a recently published monograph about childhood in colonial Egypt.


December 4, 2015: Nara Milanich, Barnard College
“The Birth of Uncertainty: A Social, Cultural and Political History of Paternity Testing”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168


December 11, 2015:
“Reflections on Recent Developments in the History of Family, Kinship and Household: A Roundtable Discussion”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168
Video from this session is not available.


January 15, 2016: Caroline Schroeder, The University of the Pacific
“Monks and Their Children: Family and Familial Renunciation in Late Antique Egypt”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168


February 5, 2016: Marcia Inhorn, Yale University
“The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Reproductive Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168


February 26, 2016: Tasianina Lomawaima, Arizona State University
“Federal Indian Boarding Schools as Frankenstein’s Laboratory: Remaking American Indian Children”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168


March 11, 2016: Nick Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison and CHR Fellow
“States, Sarkars, and Sovereignty: Political Ideology and the Limits of the Family in Early-Colonial North India”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168


April 15, 2016 (Please note: this is a new date.): Karen Asta Arnfred Vallgårda, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
“Childhood and the Ambiguous Politics of Love: Danish Missions in Colonial South India”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168


April 22, 2016:¬†“Thinking About Families and Kinship: A Roundtable Discussion”
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Dulles Hall, Room 168
Video from this session is not available.