Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

New Work in Progress Series

The Institute for Historical Studies' New Work in Progress Series highlights new research by advanced graduate students at the University of Texas and visiting graduate scholars from other institutions. The workshops focus on one pre-circulated paper. Come join us for coffee, tea and snacks, share your insights, and help our presenters perfect their research projects! Unless otherwise noted, workshops take place in GAR 4.100. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to: cmeador@austin.utexas.edu. For more information on the New Work in Progress series, contact Graduate Research Assistant and NWP Program Coordinator Tiana Wilson (web)(email), Doctoral Student in History, UT Austin.


Schedule for 2019-2020

Tuessday, November 19 | 3:30-5:00pm
Abikal Borah
, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
The Practice of Resistance: Durable Dispositions and the Violent Play in Colonial Natal (1895-1914)
Commenter: Benjamin Claude Brower, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/workshop-the-practice-of-resistance-durable-dispositions-and-the-violent-play-in-colonial-natal-1895-1914-by-abikal-borah-university-of-texas

Thursday, December
5 | 2:00-3:30pm
Justin Heath, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
Painting Christians on Paper Soldiers: Jesuit Arms-Dealing and Moral Entrepreneurship in the Controversial Origins of the Guarani Militias of Paraguay, 1618-1735
Commenter: Susan Deans-Smith, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/workshop-painting-christians-on-paper-soldiers-jesuit-arms-dealing-and-moral-entrepreneurship-in-the-controversial-origins-of-the-guarani-militias

Wednesday, February 12 | 3:00-4:30pm

Jacob Doss, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
Gendering the Novitiate: Imagining the Novice in a time of Reform
Commenter: Martha Newman, Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/41005

Thursday, March 26 | 3:30-5:00pm
S
igne Fourmy, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
"Guilty of the offence wherewith she stands charged": Prosecuting Enslaved Women for Infanticide in the Antebellum South
Commenter: Jacqueline Jones, Professor and Chair of the History Department; Ellen C. Temple Chair in Women’s History, and Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/workshop-guilty-of-the-offence-wherewith-she-stands-charged-prosecuting-enslaved-women-for-infanticide-in-the-antebellum-south-by-signe-fourmy-university

Tuesday, April 7 | 3:30-5:00pm
Juan Carlos De Orellana Sánchez, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
The Indians and the Making of the Indies
Commenter: Kelly McDonough, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and
Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Program, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/41004

Wednesday, April 29 | 3:00-4:30pm
Jing Zhai, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
Cultivating Socialist Motherhood and Childhood: Daycares and Preschools in Rural Communes of China (1953-1983)
Commenter: Mary Neuburger, Professor of History; Director, Center for Russia, East European and Eurasian Studies; Chair, Slavic and Eurasian Studies; and Chair, Provost's Teaching Fellows, The University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/workshop-cultivating-socialist-motherhood-and-childhood-daycares-and-preschools-in-rural-communes-of-china-1953-1983-by-jing-zhai-university