Graduate Student Workshop 2007-08

THIS PAGE IS AN ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS YEARS' GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOPS.

Graduate Student Workshops at the Center in Paris are a convivial and lively forum that meets bimonthly. They provide advanced graduate students, faculty, and outside scholars from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to share and discuss their current research.

Faculty Sponsors, 2007-08

  • Professor Jan Goldstein (History)
  • Professor William Sewell (History, Political Science)

Student Coordinators

  • Venus Bivar (History)
  • Thomas Dodman (History)

For further information, please contact Venus Bivar (venusb@uchicago.edu) or Thomas Dodman (tdodman@uchicago.edu).

2007-08 Workshops

Steve Sawyer (University of Chicago, History)
“The Revolutionary Municipality”
10/19/2007

Joyce Cheng (University of Chicago, Art History)
"Mask, Mimicry, Metamorphosis: Minotaure and Mythic Thinking in Surrealist Culture, 1933-1939"
10/25/2007

Jean E. Pedersen (Eastman School of Music, Rochester)
"The Gender of Truth: Men and Women as Public Intellectuals in France, 1890-1914"
11/08/2007

Timothy Tackett (University of California, Irvine, History)
"The Origins of a Revolutionary Mentality in 1786-89: The Old Regime Correspondence of Five Revolutionaries-to-be"
11/22/2007

Micah Alpaugh (University of California, Irvine, History)
"The Emergence of the Parisian Political Demonstration: Developing Nonviolent Protest in the French Revolution, 1787-95."
01/17/2008

Alexia Yates (University of Chicago, History)
"A Means and not an End: 'Agents d’affaires' and the parameters of economic identity in Third Republic France"
01/31/2008

David Van Zanten (Northwestern University, Art History)
02/14/2008

Donald James (University of Chicago, Music)
"The Politics of Aesthetic Centralization: Jazz, Policy and Place in Paris."
02/28/2008

William Sewell (University of Chicago, History, Political Science)
"The Empire of Fashion and the Rise of Capitalism in Eighteenth Century France."
03/13/2008

Lisa Graham (Haverford College, History)
"Fiction, Kingship, and the Politics of Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century France"
03/27/2008

Eddie Kolla (John Hopkins University, History)
"The affair of the princes possessionnés in Alsace and the legal legitimacy of the popular will"
04/10/2008

Elaine Kruse (Nebraska Wesleyan University, History)
“The Fantasy of Greuze's "The Angry Wife": Defamation and Divorce"
04/24/2008

Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois, Law)
Jacqueline will present a progress report on her ongoing research on police surveillance of immigrant communities in France.
05/08/2008

Jochen Häberlen (University of Chicago, History)
“Social and Political Life among Lyonnais Workers, 1929-1936”
05/22/2008

Bernard Harcourt (University of Chicago, Law)
“Neoliberal Penalty”
06/12/2008