On November 2nd, the University of Cincinnati History Department will host the first of a series of research seminars to be held this year. The first colloquium will feature Tim Forest of UC Blue Ash and his work on migration and the British Empire. The title of Professor Forest’s paper is “Connaught or Hell: Irish State-Aided Emigration to North America in the 1880s.” Join us for the presentation, which will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, November 2nd, in the Von Rosenstiel room on the third floor of the McMicken building. Food and drinks will be provided!

The research seminars will be held on Fridays throughout the year in the Von Rosenstiel room. As of now, this is the series schedule:

January 25:  Professor Brianna Leavitt-Alcantara, “Navigating the Here and Hereafter:  Single Women and Spiritual Networking in Colonial Guatemala City.”

February 8: Professor Sigrun Haude, “The Experience of Disaster During the Thirty Years’ War: Autobiographical Writings by Religious in Bavaria.”

February 21: 3:30-5:30 in Main Street Cinema, TUC (Followed by a reception)
Professor Robin D.G. Kelley, Gary B. Nash Chair in U. S. History, UCLA:
“The Long Rise and Short Decline of American Democracy”

March 1: Professor Holly McGee, “Unlikely Alliances: Practical Black Women and Radical Politics, South Africa, post-1945.”

April 5:  Professor Hsing-yi Ho, “Nation, Progress and A New Worldview: Yan Fu’s ‘Tianyan’ (Heavenly Evolution) and its Impact on Chinese Intelligentsia, 1895-1911.”

For more information, please contact Maura O’Connor at oconnoma@ucmail.uc.edu.