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Fall 2013 Presentations

September 26th, 2013

Princeton University, Department of History, Modern America workshop

September 27th-28th, 2013

Columbia University, Caste, Race, Democracy workshop

November 4th, 2013

Harvard University, Global American Studies

2012-2013 Presentations

January 3, 2013, 1:00 pm

Commentator, “The Global Dimensions of U. S. Power: Rethinking Liberal Internationalism at the Midcentury”

American Historical Association, New Orleans

January 5, 2013, 2:30 pm

“Thinking through History with Johns Sayles: Amigo

American Historical Association, New Orleans

Week of January 21, 2013

“Race, Sovereignty and Civil Society in the American Century”

Yale University, International History Seminar 

Week of January 21, 2013

“Outside Agitators: Race, Nation and the San Francisco School Crisis of 1906-7”

Yale University, International Security Studies

February 7-9, 2013 

Presentation at “Empire and Its Effects”

The Remarque Institute, New York University

March 1, 2013

“You're History: Why We Need the Past”

Keynote Address, Florida Conference of Teachers, Sarasota, Florida

March 22, 2013

Keynote address, “The Transnational Turn in the Humanities”

University of Buffalo

April 11-14, 2013

Comment, “Revisiting the ‘American Century’: Cultural Internationalism

in the Era of the World Wars and Beyond”

Organization of American Historians, San Francisco

May 3, 2013, 4:00 pm

“Race and the Social Question in American Thought”

Conference in Honor of Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University

Professional Development Lectures

“Publishing Academic Articles: Who, What, When, Where, How and Why?”

This 45-minute talk explores the basics of academic journal publishing in history: the reasons why one publishes journal articles; deciding what to submit; selecting a journal; preparing a manuscript for submission; navigating peer review; and making the best use of criticism.

“What is Your Problem?: Dissertations, Bonfires and Wonder-Cabinets”

This 70-minute talk to graduate students suggests ways to go about selecting a problem to work on for one's dissertation, including tools for identifying one's interests, questions to ask (and not ask) of a potential topic, negotiating professional pressures, the proper role of advisors and the function of the prospectus.

“Thinking about Thinking”

The 35-minute lecture presents some habits of mind useful for cultivating rich, complex, dynamic thinking in history, and the broader humanities and social sciences.

“Reading and Note-taking”

This 25-minute lecture covers the varieties of reasons and ways one reads in graduate school, and techniques and functions of note-taking.