The 2011 – 2012 Production of History Seminar

The Production of History Working Group is holding an informal seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center during the 2011 – 2012 academic year. The group will meet once per month to discuss readings and host guest speakers on the following themes:

  1. History, space and place
  2. Heritage
  3. Archives and documentation

Our seminar meeting schedule is as follows:

Fridays12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, on the following dates:

  • September 9
    Discussion: Michel-Rolph Trouillot‘s Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History
    with Prof. John Collins (Anthropology, CUNY GC/Queens College)
  • October 21
    Discussion: Carolyn Steedman‘s Dust: The Archive and Cultural History
  • November 11
    Disscussion: readings in dialog: Eric Hobsbawm‘s introduction to the book The Invention of Tradition and selections from Joanne Rappaport‘s Cumber Reborn
  • December 2
    Speaker: Prof. Gary Wilder (Anthropology, CUNY GC) and Prof. Herman Bennett (History, CUNY GC) on historiography
  • February 10
    Speaker: Prof. José Reginaldo Gonçalves (Anthropology, Federal University of Rio De Janeiro)
  • March 2
    Speaker: Prof. Alondra Nelson (Sociology, Columbia) re: her new edited collection, Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race and History
  • March 30 & April 20:
    Production of History Production:
    “Works in Progress” Sessions 1 & 2

    In our last two sessions of this year’s seminar a few members of the seminar group will present works in progress — articles, conference presentations, or book chapters that they are currently working on — to discuss with the group.
    **SPECIAL LOCATION:  Sessions in DSC Conference Room 5489**

Room 5409 (unless otherwise specified)
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, NYC

Please join us!

For further details on specific events in the series, see our Events page.
To join the group’s email list or if you have any questions, contact the group at productionofhistory[at] to be added to our email list and get readings, updates to the schedule, and special event notifications.

~ speaker events in the series sponsored by the Doctoral Students Council ~

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