Events & Series

The NYU Department of History offers many recurring series and events throughout the academic year. To advertise for an upcoming event, or to join our 'Information and Opportunities' List-serve, please feel free to contact graduate.history@nyu.edu. For a complete list of this month's events, click here.


Africa~Diaspora Forum

The Africa~Diaspora Forum is a monthly meeting of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and the New York community during the fall and spring semesters. It aims to foster discussion of the most recent developments in the fields of African and African Diaspora history. Each session features a leading scholar who shares his or her latest work, which is then followed by a productive conversation. Please email program assistant Alaina Morgan ((alaina.morgan@nyu.edu) for more information about upcoming events, which are held on Wednesdays in KJCC at NYU.

Atlantic Workshop

The Atlantic Workshop, established in 1997, is a forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars of the humanities and social sciences with interests in the history of the Atlantic world.  The workshop sponsors regular sessions during the academic year to discuss works in progress by both junior and senior researchers.  Papers are circulated in advance, and all sessions are open to both members of the Atlantic World History Program of the NYU History Department and the wider scholarly community.

British History Seminar

More than fifty years ago, the organization that is now the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) was founded at NYU.  Today New York City is home to a thriving seminar in British history, meeting three times every semester to discuss works-in-progress by local and visiting scholars.  More than half-a-dozen local institutions are represented, including Barnard, Columbia, Lehman College, NYU, SUNY-Purchase, and William Paterson, and in the past few years the seminar has hosted scholars from, among other places, Berkeley, Cambridge, Duke, Harvard, King's College London, Northwestern, Washington, and Stanford.  For further information, contact Guy Ortolano.

Center for the United States and the Cold War

New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War is a community of scholars, students, activists, and concerned citizens working on projects relating to the Cold War. The Center awards travel grants, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships for projects using the Tamiment Library’s collections. It sponsors a seminar for scholarly work in progress, and organizes occasional conferences, lectures, book talks, and film screenings.

Elihu Rose Lecture Series in Modern Military History

The Elihu Rose Lecture Series In Modern Military History has events throughout the year on various topics relating to modern conflict.  The events are always open to the public.  For more information, please contact Valerie Deacon.

European Dissertation Workshop

The European Dissertation Workshop provides a venue for doctoral students and faculty to share portions of their work in progress, and provides support to doctoral students who are on the job market.  This is a workshop for European history faculty and grad students and is not an open event. For more information, please contact Molly Nolan.

First World War Centenary Events

The NYU Department of History is collaborating and hosting a number of events related to the First World War Centenary.  Please visit here for more information.

Friday Seminar Series

*This Series is on hiatus until further notice. The NYU Department of History hosts a recurring seminar that is meant as a common platform for faculty and students to share works in progress. Every other Friday during the academic year from 4pm to 6pm, please join us for wine and refreshments in the King Juan Carlos building. Please contact Meghna Chaudhuri or Matt Shutzer for more information.

Global Institute for Advanced Study (GIAS)

The Global Institute for Advanced Study is a new initiative at NYU that represents a significant investment by New York University in research and scholarship. The main purposes of the GIAS are to facilitate collaborative research on an international scale and to enable sustained attention to significant research programs that require work over several years.

Graduate Teaching Collaborative

The Graduate Teaching Collaborative is a graduate-student operated forum founded in 2013 and designed to provide training and resources for past, current, and future graduate teachers in the History Department. We meet monthly to share and workshop teaching experiences, and each meeting focuses on a specific theme of interest to graduate teachers. In addition to our regular meetings, we also provide online resources, bring in outside speakers, and are in the process of creating the department’s first history graduate teaching handbook. We encourage all graduate students who share a commitment to teaching to participate, regardless of how much or how little teaching experience they already have. Please email NYU.GTC@gmail.com for more information or with any questions.

Hellenic Studies Series

The Hellenic Studies series is on hiatus for the 2015-16 academic year. This series provides a forum for scholars studying Hellenic topics, from Antiquity to the present day. It also adopts a transnational perspective, comparing the Hellenic with other historical examples and setting it within larger cultural or political contexts. The series convenes regularly with a lecture or mini colloquium every month. For more information, contact the series organizers Kostis Smyrlis (ks113@nyu.edu) and Kostis Kornetis (kk597@nyu.edu).

History of Women and Gender Program

The History of Women and Gender program hosts a variety of events and seminars throughout the year pertaining to the history of women, gender, and sexuality.  HOWAG provides a support network for NYU faculty and doctoral students interested in women, gender, and sexuality, as well as a forum for visiting speakers and NYU's larger intellectual community to share works in progress and discuss developments within the field.  Events welcome the public: please contact Linda Gordon or Jacqueline Brandon with any questions of suggestions.

Intellectual History Workshop

The intellectual history workshop hosts weekly events on matters of intellectual and conceptual history, alternating between featuring visiting speakers and discussions of current developments in intellectual history.  Contact: Stefanos Geroulanos sg127@nyu.edu or Jeremy Lin jeremy.lin@nyu.edu.

Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at New York University

The Jordan Center undertakes to make Russia intrinsic to all aspects of scholarly investigation: from history to visual culture, literature to economics, anthropology to politics. For a information on upcoming conferences, symposiums, and the Jordan Center Colloquium Series, please visit jordanrussiacenter.org.  or email the center directly at jordan.russia.center@nyu.edu.

New York City Latin American History Workshop 

The NYCAHW is a working group devoted to new research and new perspectives on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean from the colonial era until the twenty-first century.  Founded in 1999 by faculty at New York University and Columbia, it has grown to include faculty and graduate students from SUNY-Stony Brook, CUNY, the New School, as well as from other universities in the metropolitan area.  Colleagues from outside the immediate area are frequently invited in to present work as well.  The meetings follow a workshop format – a paper normally reflecting work in progress is circulated in advance through an extensive email list.  Meetings are held once a month during the fall and spring semesters. The faculty actively involved in coordinating the workshop are:  Amy Chazkel (CUNY); Federico Finchelstein (New School); Paul Gootenberg (SUNY-Stony Brook); Pablo Piccato and Caterina Pizzigoni (Columbia); and Sinclair Thomson (NYU).

Ottoman Studies Lecture Series

The Ottoman Studies Lecture series is now in its ninth year. It features Invited speakers on a roughly once-a-month basis. While most lectures focus on some aspect of the Ottoman period (13th - 20th centuries), some explore neighboring domains and histories or trans-national issues. The series attempts to bring to campus both senior and junior scholars. All events take place in the Kevorkian Center Library. For more information please contact Leslie Peirce lp50@nyu.edu or Alex Boodrookas acb53@nyu.edu

Post-1945 Collaborative

With support from the Center for the Humanities and the Department of History, this working group examines problems, approaches, and new departures to writing about the period since WWII.  Between Fall 2014 and Spring 2016, each semester is organized a different theme, and includes discussion of a recent monograph, workshops by faculty and graduate students, and visiting speakers.  The theme for Fall 2014 was "Slow Violence," and the theme for Spring 2015 is "Neoliberalism"  For further information, contact any of the organizers: Andrew Needham, Guy Ortolano, Kim Phillips-Fein, Julie Livingston.