Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Past Conferences


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Trauma and History
convened by Profs. Yoav Di-Capua and 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 Prof. Madeline Y. Hsu
April 18-19, 2013
Description | Program | Poster


Sexuality & Slavery: Exposing the History of Enslaved People in the Americas
convened by Profs. Daina Ramey Berry and 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 Profs. Julie Hardwick, Sarah M. S. Pearsall (Oxford Brooks University), and 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 Profs. Susan Deans-Smith, Benjamin Claude Brower, and 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 Profs. Robert Olwell and 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 Profs. Jonathan Brown, Virginia Garrard-Burnett, and 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 Profs. Mark Lawrence and Erika 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 Profs. Matt D. Childs (University of South Carolina) and 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 Prof. 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 Profs. Laurie B. Green, John McKiernan-Gonzalez, and Martin Summers
Description and Program
Resulting Publication: Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America (University of Minnesota Press, Mar. 2014)