The Research Group on Constitutional Studies Lecture Series presents:
Naomi Lamoreaux, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History and Chair of the Department of History at Yale University:
"Civil Society and Organizational History."
Reception to follow.
Earlier this week the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced the recipients of the most recent Insight (IG) and Insight Development (IDG) grants. The Faculty of Education celebrates that over $1.2 million was awarded to eight members of our Faculty.
Matthew Milner will discuss an historical timeline application in a large history survey course this fall that crowdsources events, and teaches about historical methodology. All are welcome
2013 Cundill Lecture, From 2012 Cundill Prize Winner Stephen R. Platt
"Imperial Eclipse: The Long Road to the First Anglo-Chinese War"
The Opium War, or First Anglo-Chinese War, of 1839-1842 has long served historians as the chosen starting point for China’s modern history, the launching point of its “century of humiliation” from which successive governments have promised redemption. But such treatment sets the war in stone, as if China’s military weakness and Britain’s predatory aggression in Canton were eternal and unchanging facts.
Jon Voss (HistoryPin) "Q & A with Historypin, Crowdsourcing History on a Massive Collaborative Scale"
Jon Voss is the Strategic Partnerships Director of Historypin. He recently organized the first International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums Summit, hosted by the Internet Archive and funded by the Sloan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He's also the project manager of Civil War Data 150, a collaborative project utilizing Linked Open Data to connect and discover information about the American Civil War during the 150th anniversary. Jon is a native Michigander and long time resident of San Francisco.
A public lecture by Linda Lear in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring
Published in 1962, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did more than any other single publication to alert the world to the hazards of environmental poisoning and to inspire a powerful social movement that would alter the course of American history. As Carson’s biographer, Linda Lear speaks about Carson’s life, how she raised the public consciousness so that the environmental movement could take flight, and how environmental controversies of the past relate to current ecological issues. A public book signing will follow the lecture.