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  • Mar
    19
    History Workshop
    Mar. 19th, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    203 John Munroe Hall
    The History Workshop meets in 203 Munroe Hall at 12:15 pm on Tuesdays. Presentations begin at 12:30 pm and are followed by discussion ending at 1:30 pm. Bring a lunch. All are welcome! For further information, please call (302) 831-2371.

    ​N.D.B. Connolly, John Hopkins University
    Title: Four Daughters: An America Story 
  • Mar
    21
    Harrington Lecture - Wendy Warren
    Mar. 21st, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Memorial Hall, Rm 127
    Wendy Warren
    Princeton University
    The Carceral Colony: Understanding Early American Prisons

    This talk will offer an historical overview of prisons in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century North America, describing both the lived experience of imprisonment in the colonial period, and the utility of imprisonment for colonial authorities. Colonial prisons have been largely erased in scholarship on American prisons, which usually begin with the birth of the penitentiary in post-Revolutionary America. The talk will complicate that scholarship and offer a new origins story for the modern carceral system.

    Professor Wendy Warren specializes in the history of colonial North America and the early modern Atlantic World. Her first book, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America (2016), won the Organization of American Historians' 2017 Merle Curti Social History Prize, and was a Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the 2017 Berkshire Conference Book Prize, and the 2017 Harriet Tubman Prize. She has also published in the Journal of American History, the William and Mary Quarterly, and Slavery and Abolition. Professor Warren is currently writing The Carceral Colony, an exploration of the role of prisons in the colonization of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century North America.

    Reception to follow lecture.  
  • Mar
    22
    History Colloquium Wendy Warren
    Mar. 22nd, 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
    203 John Munroe Hall
    Wendy Warren
    Princeton University
    The Perils and Promise of Writing Historically about Interpersonal Violence.

    Professor Wendy Warren specializes in the history of colonial North America and the early modern Atlantic World. Her first book, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America (2016), won the Organization of American Historians' 2017 Merle Curti Social History Prize, and was a Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the 2017 Berkshire Conference Book Prize, and the 2017 Harriet Tubman Prize. She has also published in the Journal of American History, the William and Mary Quarterly, and Slavery and Abolition. Professor Warren is currently writing The Carceral Colony, an exploration of the role of prisons in the colonization of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century North America.  
  • Mar
    25
    Bess Williamson
    Mar. 25th, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Associate Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Author of Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design and UD History Alumna 
  • Mar
    26
    History Workshop
    Mar. 26th, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    203 John Munroe Hall
    The History Workshop meets in 203 Munroe Hall at 12:15 pm on Tuesdays. Presentations begin at 12:30 pm and are followed by discussion ending at 1:30 pm. Bring a lunch. All are welcome! For further information, please call (302) 831-2371.

    ​Robyn Spencer, CUNY Lehman
    Title: To Build the World Anew: Black Liberation Politics and the Movement Against the Vietnam War 
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    Assistant Professor, African American History

    ​My academic training at the University of Delaware was exceptional. I had the pleasure of obtaining my bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from this university. The talented faculty and invaluable resources provided by the University and its departments of History and Africana Studies equipped me with the intellectual tools to achieve my career goal of becoming a history professor at a research university.

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    ​My education at the University of Delaware paved my way to a career in public history. I was trained to scrutinize all matter of historical evidence from manuscripts and advertisements to photographs and objects. I also learned how to integrate my research into contemporary academic conversations in new ways.  Through opportunities like the Delaware Public Humanities Institute and hands-on work museum experience I developed a toolkit that has prepared me to share my love of history with diverse audiences.

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    ​Scholarly training, mentorship, and friendship at the University of Delaware opened the door to a new career path. An academic program with an emphasis on business history and the history of technology, weekly lunch-time workshops, and lectures at the university and other institutions such as the Hagley Museum and Library were invaluable opportunities for me to broaden my intellectual boundaries and look at my research project from multiple angles. In such a stimulating environment, generous support and encouragement from faculty and other graduate students helped me complete graduate study and prepare for the next step as a scholar. My forthcoming book "Visualizing Taste: Business, Color, and the Creation of American Food" will be published in 2019 or early 2020 by Harvard University Press.

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