Events listed are reflective of present semester.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Horn Gallery multipurpose room
Biography: Bryn Stole is a New Orleans-based investigative reporter for the Advocate newspaper, which covers southeastern Louisiana including New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. He previously served as the paper’s Washington correspondent and covered crime and criminal justice in Baton Rouge before that.
Bryn is 2011 graduate of Kenyon, where he majored in history and modern languages. He taught English in Germany, worked as a wedding caterer and flipped burgers before landing his first newspaper job at the Greenwood Commonwealth in rural Mississippi.
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
O'Connor House Seminar Room; Timberlake House Seminar Rooms 4 & 5
Friday, May 17, 4:40 - 6 p.m.
Emily Ward, a senior in the History department, will present research from her senior honors thesis at an undergraduate conference hosted by the SAS at NYU. She will be discussing Visigothic anti-Jewish legislation from the seventh century, and how one can use the legislation to better understand the Christian, Visigothic identity.
“The Visigothic Law Code: A Study in Late Antique Christian Identity Formation”
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Session II: Reception in Antiquity, Antiquity in Reception
Moderator: Avi M. Miller, Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
The Society for Ancient Studies(SAS) — an interdisciplinary graduate student organization at New York University — will host a one day undergraduate conference on the ancient world on Friday, February 8, 2019 at NYU. This conference, organized and moderated by graduate students for talented and advanced undergraduates, will offer participants the opportunity to present their scholarship in the professional setting of an academic conference. Interdisciplinary study of the ancient world is an important, integrative, and fruitful approach to understanding past peoples, cultures, and religions. Providing a space for students of ancient texts, material culture, and art to come together and share their ideas will broaden young scholarly horizons and uncover the potential for future interdisciplinary research. Find out more about the conference.
History seniors will present their research to one another and to members of the Kenyon community who attend. Our senior majors and honors majors are assigned to a panel organized according to commonalities among paper topics. Each panel is chaired by a history faculty member and will contain three or four papers. Individual senior majors will present their work for approximately 10 minutes, stating the argument of their senior paper and provide some key highlights of their work. Each presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session.
Opening ceremonies: 3 p.m., Sam Mather Hall 201
Session 1: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
SESSION 2: 4:45 - 6 p.m.
This is always an intellectually enjoyable time. All Kenyon community members are invited to attend.
Link to College Calendar for Event
The History Department welcomes Professor Kyoungjin Bae, James P. Storer Assistant Professor of Asian History.
Kyoungjin Bae joined the Department of History in spring 2019. As a historian of late imperial China, she is interested in understanding Chinese history from the perspectives of Eurasian connections, the history of science and technology, and visual and material culture. Prior to joining Kenyon, Kyoungjin held two postdoctoral fellowships at the Liberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan and at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. She is currently working on her first book manuscript, titled "The Flowing Mechanism: Furniture, Craft, and Knowledge in Sino-European Exchanges, 1700-1850."
Areas of Expertise: Late imperial China, the history of science and technology, visual and material culture, early modern Sino-European exchanges, global history.
Dr. Bae's SP19 courses: HIST 161, East Asia to 1800 and HIST 391.03, ST:History of Science and Technology
The History Department welcomes Pedro Cantisano, Visiting Assistant Professor Latin America for the 2018-19 academic year.
Areas of Expertise: Professor Cantisano are: Latin American, Brazil, Legal History, and Urban History.
Professor Cantisano's Spring 2019 Courses are: HIST 121 ~ Modern Latin America,
HIST 291 ~ Special Topics: The Environmental History of Latin America, and
HIST 387.02 ~ Practice and Theory of History
The History Department welcomes visiting faculty:
Professor Chisebe's Spring 2019 Course is: HIST 146 ~ Modern Africa in the History Department at Kenyon. Areas of Expertise for Professor Chisebe are: African History, The history of HIV, Atlantic World Slavery, Black Women in the Atlantic World, African American History, Diasporic History
Professor Henry's Spring 2019 Course is: HIST 235: Modern France in the History Department at Kenyon. Areas of Expertise for Professor Henry are: French and Modern European History.
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View online resources for insightful analysis of early American history.
Adam Matthew Digital, whose primary source collections include "Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange and Medieval Travel Writing."
Gale-Cengage, whose many collections include "British Newspapers" and the "Economist Historical Archive."
Readex, whose collections include "America's Historical Newspapers" and the "World Newspaper Archive."