History Department Lecture Series

Fall 2001

October 24, Wednesday, 4:30 PM. PSPC Room E/F

Vince M. Diaz, "Indigenous Hypo-Modernity," which will include a screening of his film, "Sacred Vessels: Navigating Tradition and Identity in Micronesia (28mins)."

(Co-sponsor: the "Segmented World, Fragmented Knowledge" Workshop)

Vicente M. Diaz is a visiting professor in the American Cultures Program at the University of Michigan. He received his MA from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and his Ph.D. in History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on colonial discourse and decolonization, Native Studies, and traditional seafaring. His publications include "Deliberating Liberation Day: Memory, Culture, and History in Guam," in Perilous Memories, an anthology edited by Geoff White, Takashi Fujitani, and Lisa Yoneyami, from Duke University Press; and "Pious Sites: Chamorro Cultures Between Spanish Catholicism and American Liberalism" in Cultures of United States Imperialism, published by Duke University Press and edited by Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease. He also was the guest editor, along with J. Kehaulani Kauanu, of a special issue of the journal, The Contemporary Pacific, entitled "Native Pacific Cultural Studies on the Edge," (Fall 2001).


October 31, Wednesday, 4:30 PM. LN2401

Jose Torre. "Things Absent or Fictitious: The Political Economy of Beauty and the Imagination in the Early Republic."

Jose Torre is an advanced graduate student in the Binghamton University History Department, currently working on his dissertation entitled: "The Political Economy of Sentiment: Money and Emotions in Boston During the Early Republic." He plans to complete the dissertation and graduate in the spring. The research underlying this talk was done during a recent Winterthur Research Fellowship.


November 7, Wednesday, 4:30 PM. Room to be announced.

Jorge Canizares-Esguerra. "Writing the History of the New World in the Eighteenth Century Atlantic: Whose Centers and Peripheries?"

(Co-sponsor: the Latin America Workshop)

Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, who received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995, is Assistant Professor of History at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His research focuses on the intellectual and cultural exchange in the Iberian/Atlantic World from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Humanities Center, the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Charles Warren Center of American Studies at Harvard University. His many publications include a major article, "New World, New Stars: Patriotic Astrology and the Invention of Indian and Creole Bodies" in American Historical Review and a book on the historiography of the New World in the early modern period, How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Stanford UP, 2001).


November 28, Wednesday, 4:30 PM. Faculty Lounge.

Laurent Dubois: Tentative title: "Slavery and emancipation in the French Caribbean, with reference to Haiti and Guadeloupe."

(Cosponsor: the Latin America Workshop)

Laurent Dubois is Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at Michigan State University. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Rebecca Scott. He is author of Les ésclaves de la République: l'histoire oubliée de la première emancipation, 1789-1794, published by Calmann-Lévy in 1998, in which he examined the place of slaves and free people of color in Guadeloupe during the first half of the French Revolution. He was also the recipient of a postdoctorate grant from the Dubois Center at Harvard University, where he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies. He is co-coordinator of a series of conferences supported by the German Marshall Fund and sponsored by the Centre d'Etudes des politiques de l'immigration, d'intégration, et de citoyenneté, with the goal of providing new, interdisciplinary perspectives - particularly by integrating the history of slavery, emancipation, and colonialism, on contemporary debates about immigration and integration in Western European and the United States. His forthcoming book extends his examination of Guadeloupe into the 19th century.

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