Events - Spring 2013
History Department Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2013,
Noon to 1:30pm
University at Albany Campus Center Ballroom
Pre-ceremony reception 11:00am - Fireside Lounge, 2nd floor, of the Campus Center
University-Wide Graduate Commencement
Saturday, May 18, 2013
9:00am inside the SEFCU Arena.
University-Wide Undergraduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 19, 2013
10:00am outdoors on the Entry Plaza.
The Fossieck Lecture
“The Dutch Influence on American Colonial History”
3:15pm on Friday, May 3, 2013
Assembly Hall Campus Center, UAlbany Uptown Campus
Speaker: Russell Shorto, historian, bestselling author and the New Netherland Research Center’s Senior Scholar for 2013. Author of The Island at the Center of the World (2005), a bestselling history of life in Dutch colonial New York, and Descartes’ Bones (2008), and currently conduction research at the New York State Archives and New York State Library for a new history of the American Revolution. This event is open to the public and co-hosted by the New Netherland’s Project and the New York State Writers Institute.
India and the Indian Diaspora
Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2013
Standish Room, 3rd floor, Science Library, UAlbany Uptown Campus
This event is sponsored by Office of International Education, Department of Women’s Studies, and the Department of History.
Thursday 18th April, 3:45-6:15 pm
Sumita Mukherjee, University of Glasgow
Masters, Sadhus, Swamis and Yogis: ‘Western’ perceptions of travelling Indian preachers before 1945
Mark Blum, University at Albany
How Buddhism changed as Indic texts were put into Chinese
Ravi Kalia, City College of CUNY
Jinnah and the Rhetoric of Pakistan
Asmita Tiwari, University at Albany
Social Capital for Disaster Recovery & Resilience: Learning from Post 2001 Earthquake Reconstruction in Gujarat
Ray Bromley, University at Albany
India’s bovine battles: Development debates and the sacred cow
Friday 19th April, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Eliza Kent, Colgate University
The Shivalingam of Golden Gate Park: Hinduism encounters the counterculture
Himika Bhattacharya, Syracuse University
"How can love be divided?": Polyandry, Marriage Practice and Sexuality in Lahaul, India
Sunita Bose, SUNY College at New Paltz
Son preference in India: Causes and consequences
Rajani Bhatia, Georgetown University
Raising the Age of Marriage in 1970s India: Demographers, Despots, and Feminists
Omar Nagi and Jane Holbrook, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Transforming the Lives of Street Girls in Kolkata
Sumita Mukherjee, University of Glasgow
The international networks of campaigners for Indian female suffrage in the early twentieth century
33rd Annual Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Annual Lecture & New Member Initiation
3:00pm on Friday, April 19, 2013
University Hall, Room 110, UAlbany Uptown Campus
Speaker: Professor Fredrick Logevall
John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. His latest book Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam has received critical acclaim for its impressive and comprehensive analysis of the origins and consequences of the French and U.S. involvement in Vietnam. His articles, lectures, and books have won top prizes from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
After Professor Logevall’s talk, there will be a short induction in which the new members of Phi Alpha Theta will receive their certificates. The induction ceremony will be followed by a reception in the University Hall atrium. This event is open to the public.
Celebrating 30 Years of the University at Albany’s Public History Program
Saturday, April 27, 2013
New York State Museum – Albany
9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
This one day conference celebration will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the University at Albany's Public History Program with networking and a wide variety of session presentations by the program’s outstanding alumni. Among the topics being explored are: American Women in the Early Automotive Era, Historical Perspectives on the Early Automobile Industry, New York State in the Great Migration, Voices for Freedom and Change in the Nursing Profession, Reinterpreting the Roles of Museums in the 21st Century and the Artistic & Historic Legacy of an Albany Landmark. A luncheon keynote address will offer reflections and discussion on the first thirty years of Public History Program.
Public Historians, museum, archive, library and cultural agency professionals, as well as supporters of New York State and local history, are encouraged to attend.
The conference fee is $30.00 and includes registration, coffee break, lunch and commemorative program. For full conference details and to register, please go to: http://www.caphill.com/associations/7597/files/PH30%20Conference%20Registration%20Packet.pdf
Questions? Please contact Dr. Ivan D. Steen