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 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 Eyal Weinberg (web)(email), Ph.D. Student in History, UT Austin.

Schedule for 2017-2018

Tuesday, January 23 | 3:30-5:00pm
Kazushi Minami, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
The New Open-Door Constituents: U.S.-Chinese Rapprochement at the Grassroots
Commentator: Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/45944

Wednesday, January 24 | 3:00-4:30pm
Bradley Dixon
, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
”not a strangr nor a foriner’ Indians, the British Empire, and the Law in the Early Southeast”
Commentator: James Vaughn, Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/45947

Thursday, February 1 | 2:00-3:30pm
Shaherzad Ahmadi
, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
Settling, Smuggling, and Schooling in the Arabistan-Basra Frontier, 1925-1958
Commentator: Kamran Scot Aghaie, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/45949

Tuesday, February 13 | 2:00-3:30pm
Ernesto Mercado-Montero
, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
Native Waters and Imperial Borderlands: Colonists and Caribs in the Making of the Early Modern Antilles, 1620-1763
Commentator: Robert Olwell, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/45950

Wednesday, March 7 | 2:00-3:30pm
Nakia D. Parker, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
“Come out to the Indian Country:” Slavery and Migration in the Antebellum Southwest
Commentator: Daina Ramey Berry, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/45952

Tuesday, March 27 | 2:00-3:30pm
Adrian Masters, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
Creating Law in the Spanish Empire: Petitioners, Royal Decrees, and the Council of the Indies, 1524-1598
Commentator: Susan Deans-Smith, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/45954

Thursday, March 29 | 2:00-3:30pm
Zhaojin Zeng
, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
Between East and West: Industrial Technology, Factory Politics, and Cold War Diplomacy in Socialist China, 1945-1980
Commentator: Huaiyin Li, Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/45956

Wednesday, April 11 | 2:00-3:30pm
Nicolás Alejandro González Quintero
, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
The Agents of the Monarchy: Exiles, Royalist Resistance, and Atlantic Networks in the late 1820s and early 1830s
Commentator: Jonathan Brown, Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Info: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/historicalstudies/events/46080