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Global Afghanistan: An Intellectual Perspective this Friday!

On Friday, April 29, 3:30–5 pm in Social Science 228, Jawan Rasikh, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk sponsored by the History Department on “Global Afghanistan: An Intellectual Perspective.” Please see the attached flyer for details. I hope you will take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear about current historical archival… Continue Reading

Documentary Film on Afghanistan this Thursday!!

On Thursday March 31 at 7pm in Physics 101 the History Department and Eurasia/Middle East Society will co-sponsor the film screening of “Frame by Frame”. This acclaimed documentary film was made by four Afghan photojournalists following the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, when a free press emerged and a photography revolution was born.… Continue Reading

“Taking Nicolas Bourbaki Personally: How the most intriguing mathematician in modern history tried (and failed, twice) to join the American Mathematical Society.”

Thursday, February 11 @ 3:30pm – SCP 117 Michael J. Barany – Princeton University Nicolas Bourbaki is widely considered one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century, and is arguably the most intriguing mathematician in modern history. Part of his intrigue comes from the fact that while Bourbaki was a prolific author and… Continue Reading

Wednesday Sept. 23 — Dr. Hakim Adi, Pan-Africanism and Communism presentation

Please join us on Wednesday, September 23, as we welcome Dr. Hakim Adi, Professor of History at the England’s University of Chichester.  Professor Adi will speak on Pan-Africanism, one of the important international social movements of the twentieth century, and its connection to communism.  The presentation will take place from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Library Auditorium and… Continue Reading

Attention Seniors! Applications for the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award now available!!!

Attention College Seniors: Applications are now open for the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Awards!     * Attend private seminars with eminent historians    * Interact with historic documents during private archival visits    * Spend an expenses-paid weekend in New York City History Scholar Award winners viewing a copy of the Thirteenth Amendment signed by… Continue Reading