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Department of History

E.P. Thompson’s “The Making of the English Working Class”

Dec. 6, 2011—Watch Professors Geoff Eley of the University of Michigan and Steven Hahn of the University of Pennsylvania speak during the Dec. 5 Vanderbilt History Seminar about E.P. Thompson’s “The Making of the English Working Class.”  

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Rethinking History

Aug. 1, 2011—Frank Wcislo examines how we consider Russia and its leaders two decades after the Cold War                   As Soviet Russia disintegrated in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Frank Wcislo and other Russian historians had a problem. When President Reagan’s “evil empire” was no more, it was...

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“Before Orientalism: From Paris to Patna in the 17th Century”

Apr. 11, 2011—Watch video of the annual Byrn Lecture by Sanjay Subrahmanyam speaking April 6 on “Before Orientalism: From Paris to Patna in the 17th Century” Sanjay Subrahmanyam, the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair of Indian History at UCLA is the author or co-author of nine books. He received his doctorate from the Delhi School of Economics...

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Osher spring term has invigorating curriculum for older learners

Mar. 10, 2011—The spring term 2011 of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers a diverse offering of non-credit classes for older adults with shared interests.

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