“Free/Unfreedom in the Black Atlantic,” Center for Translational Humanities Speaker Series, Charles Foy, February 7, 5 pm, Lecture Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center. Dr. Foy will address the shape of freedom in the eighteenth century Atlantic through an analysis of how European powers treated black mariners, free and enslaved. These seamen moved about the Atlantic and in crossing national, cultural, ethnic and legal boundaries provide, perhaps like no other group of individuals, a window into attitudes concerning race and freedom in the Atlantic.
On December 1st Charles Foy presented “Prize Negroes in the Age of Sail” at the Clark University History Department Colloquium.
The 2010 Historical Administration class exhibit, “From Prairie Grass to Cornstalks: A History of Farming in Central Illinois” has received the 2010 Award of Merit from the Illinois Association of Museums.
Lynne Curry’s essay, “Beyond ‘Choice’: Roe v. Wade as U. S. Constitutional History,” was published in the Summer 2010 volume of the Journal of Women’s History.
Lynne Curry served as commentator for two panels at the Constitutional Rights History Conference at San Francisco State University, September 16-17, 2010.
Lynne Curry’s chapter entitled “‘Special Relationships’: Children, Social Workers, and the State, 1950-1990,” has been published in the volume, Raising Citizens in the Century of the Child, edited by Dirk Schumann and published by Berghahn Books.
The history department and the Center for Translational Humanities co-sponsored the historic preservation panel “Natural Disaster and Senseless Sprawl: On the Front Lines of Preserving Culture and Community” on Oct. 12. Three guests from the National Trust for Historic Preservation discussed their experiences with salvaging, restoring, or protecting historic and cultural resources in the face of various sorts of natural and man-made destructive forces.
“Going Goth: (Mis)uses of the Medieval Past in 17th-century Britain and 19th-century America,” a history and literature roundtable with Newton Key and Christopher Hanlon, moderated by Suzie Park, will be held in Booth Library Conference Room, 20 October 2010, 4:00-5:00. This event is sponsored by the Medieval Studies Committee.
Newton Key, will be delivering a paper, “Seditious Talk or Sedition?: Restoring social history to the study of revolutionary situations in Restoration England,” as part of the Honoring David Cressy panels, at the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Cleveland, 8-10 October 2010.
Newton Key delivered a paper, “Courting the Crowd: Patrician-Plebeian Interactions in Restoration London Political Culture,” at the Restoration London Conference, at the Institute of Historical Research, London, 22–23 September 2010.