2018-2019 Schedule

All 2018-2019 CHR lectures and seminars will meet from 3:00-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

Fri., Sept. 28, Wang Zheng, University of Michigan, “A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the Early People’s Republic of China”  (Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168) This talk is sponsored in part by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center. (More information)

Fri., Oct. 26, James McDougall, University of Oxford, “Revolutions and Counter-Revolutions from Anticolonialism to the Arab Spring: Algeria, Africa, Islam” (Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168) (Read paper.)

Fri., Nov. 30, Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, “A Past to Look Forward To: The Cuban Revolution as History Foretold” (Location: Thompson Library, Room 165)
Social scientists look to economic and social structures to find the root causes of revolutions, but what about history itself as a rationale for radical change? Professor Louis A. Pérez will explore Fidel Castro’s use of history and national identity in mobilizing Cubans for revolution. This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the U.S. Department of Education through a Title VI grant.

Fri., Jan. 18, David P. Fields, University of Wisconsin–Madison, “The Three Revolutions of Syngman Rhee” (Abstract) This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Korea Studies and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center. (Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168)

Thurs., Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m.Ludivine Bantigny, Université de Rouen, “1968: General strike, practices and hopes” (blog site) (Location: 120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH)
The current “Yellow Vest” movement in France owes something to its predecessors: Prof. Bantigny reveals that 1968 in France mobilized 10 million people, including more than 7 million employees and workers who engaged in a general strike for goals that went far beyond the economic. Protesters occupied factories, companies, offices, stations, harbors, post offices, theaters, cultural centers and schools in the hope of creating a more just, emancipated, and egalitarian society. This talk is cosponsored by the Mershon Center and the Department of French and Italian. The Mershon asks that attendees register go.osu.edu/bantignyl

Fri., March 1,  Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware and John Lear, University of Puget Sound, “Art in a Time of Revolution: Reconsidering the American Revolution and the Mexican Revolution,” Comment by Byron Hamann, History of Art. Co-sponsored by History of Art. (Location: 165 Thompson Library)  (more info about Prof. Anishanslin) 

Professor Lear’s talk will focus on Diego Rivera as an artist/political figure in the Mexican Revolution and the Cold War. Professor Anishanslin will speak on the interplay of art and material culture in the American Revolution. Byron Hamman of the History of Art Department will offer comments and we hope for a robust discussion across time, geography, and discipline with these great scholars. Co-sponsored by History of Art and the Center for Latin American Studies.

Thurs., March 7, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Ann Garland Mahler, Univ. of Virginia, “Race and Empire from the Tricontinental to the Global South” (Location: Hagerty Hall, Room 0062) (More information.) CHR is a co-sponsor of this presentation.

Fri., April 5, Marcella Echeverri, Yale University, “Afro-Latino and indigenous loyalists in South America’s revolutionary independence movements of the 19th century” (Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168) Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies.

Fri., April 12, Gil Joseph, Yale University, “Revolution in Modern Latin America” (Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168) Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies.