Past Conferences


Climate in Context: Historical Precedents and the Unprecedented
convened by Dr. Erika M. Bsumek and Dr. Megan Raby
April 22-23, 2021
Program | Abstracts | Poster | Description | Recording & Report (Not Even Past)


The Materiality of the Commons
[Canceled due to Covid-19]

convened by Dr. Tracie M. Matysik and Dr. Joan Neuberger
April 17-18, 2020


Genealogies of Freedom
convened by Dr. Benjamin Claude Brower
April 11-12, 2019
Program | Abstracts | Poster | Description


Migration: Discipline and Displacement
convened by Dr. Madeline Y. Hsu
April 28-29, 2018
Program | Abstracts | Poster | Description


The Invention of Food
convened by Dr. Seth Garfield
April 27-28, 2017
Program | Abstracts | Poster


Histories of Darkness and Light
convened by Dr. Brian P. Levack
April 21-22, 2016
Description | Program | Poster


Global Commodity Flows
convened by Dr. Mark Metzler and Dr. Seth Garfield
April 16-18, 2015
Description | Program | Poster


Trauma and History
convened by Dr. Yoav Di-Capua and Dr. Seth Garfield
March 20-21, 2014
Description | Program | Poster
Resulting Publication: Historical Reflections/Reflections Historiques Journal, Volume 41, Number 3, Winter 2015


Transpacific China in the Cold War
convened by Dr. Madeline Y. Hsu
April 18-19, 2013
Description | Program | Poster


Sexuality & Slavery: Exposing the History of Enslaved People in the Americas
convened by Dr. Daina Ramey Berry and Dr. Leslie M. Harris (Emory University)
November 11-12, 2011
Description | Program | Poster
Resulting Publication: Sexuality and Slavery: Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas (University of Georgia Press, Oct. 2018).


Centering Families in Atlantic Worlds, 1500-1700
convened by Dr. Julie Hardwick, Dr. Sarah M. S. Pearsall (Oxford Brooks University), and Dr. Karin Wulf (Omohondro Institute, College of William and Mary)
February 28 - March 1, 2011
Description | Program | Poster
Resulting Publication: William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 70, no. 2 April 2013.


Independence and Decolonization
convened by Dr. Susan Deans-Smith, Dr. Benjamin Claude Brower, and Dr. Mark Metzler
Description | Program | Poster

1763 and All That: Temptations of Empire in the British World
in the Decade after the Seven Years' War
convened by Dr. Robert Olwell and Dr. James Vaughn
Description | Program | Poster
Resulting Publication: Envisioning Empire: The New British World from 1763 to 1773 (Bloomsbury Press, Nov. 2019)

Latin America in the Cold War
convened by Dr. Jonathan C. Brown, Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett, and Dr. Mark Lawrence
Program | Poster
Resulting Publication: Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War (University of New Mexico Press, Dec. 2013)


The Nation-State and the Transnational Environment
convened by Dr. Mark Lawrence and Dr. Erika M. Bsumek
Description | Program | Poster
Resulting Publication: Nation-States and the Global Environment: New Approaches to International Environmental History (Oxford University Press, May 2013)

Black Atlantics: An Urban Perspective, 1400-1900
convened by Dr. Matt D. Childs (University of South Carolina) and Dr. Jorge Canizares-Esguerra
Description | Program
Resulting Publication: The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of the Slave Trade (University of Pennsylvania Press, Jul. 2013)

Re-thinking German Modernities
convened by Dr. Tracie Matysik
Description | Program
Resulting Publication: German Modernities From Wilhelm to Weimar: A Contest of Futures (Bloomsbury Publishing, Aug. 2016)

Making Race, Making Health
convened by Dr. Laurie B. Green, Dr. John McKiernan-Gonzalez, and Dr. Martin Summers
Description and Program
Resulting Publication: Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America (University of Minnesota Press, Mar. 2014)