Turning Points in History: 2021-2022 Virtual Event Series
All the events are ACS approved for Villanova University students
OCTOBER 2021: WHITE SUPREMACY
GLOBAL HISTORIES OF WHITE SUPREMACY
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6-7:30 pm ET
As the world watched in shock, white supremacists stormed the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. Was this a “turning point” in history? How are the actions and ambitions of contemporary white supremacists shaped by modern histories of anti-Black and anti-Asian racism and the historical ambition in “white man’s countries” to create a world order based on racial domination and exclusion?
- Dr. Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor of US History and the College, University of Chicago
- Dr. Duncan Bell, Professor of Political Thought and International Relations, University of Cambridge
- Dr. Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University
Moderated by Dr. Vincent Lloyd, Associate Professor, Christian Ethics and Theories & Methods of Culture, and Director of the Africana Studies Program, Villanova University
Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, the Asian Studies Program, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the CLAS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Villanova University
Left to right: Dr. Kathleen Belew, Dr. Duncan Bell, Dr. Mae Ngai
NOVEMBER 2021: MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT
MIGRATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL AMERICA
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 6-7:30pm ET
How do histories of migratory movements and policies in Central America shape the current immigration crisis? How has U.S. interventionism in Central America shaped past and present migration processes in this region? What are the effects of U.S. immigration policies on migrants’ clandestine journeys? How do we make sense of the contradiction between the recognition of the human rights of migrants and their lack of immigration status? How is the “illegality” of certain immigrant communities related to their race and ethnicity?Speakers:
- Dr. Leisy Abrego, Professor and Chair in the Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, UCLA
- Dr. Jason De León, Professor of Anthropology and Chicana, Chicano, and Central American Studies at UCLA and Executive Director of the Undocumented Migration Project
- Dr. Amelia Frank Vitale, Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University
Moderated by Dr. Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández, Associate Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Director of the Latin American Studies Program, Villanova University
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Villanova University
Left to right: Dr. Leisy Abrego, Dr. Jason de León and Dr. Amelia Frank Vitale
WWI AND THE MAKING OF MODERN DIASPORAS
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6-7:30pm ET
The aftermath of WWI was a turning point in the modern history of involuntary migration, mass displacement, and global diasporas. Why did WWI displace so many people? What was the international response to the mass displacement of people after the war, and how did it contribute to the development of modern refugee relief efforts?
- Dr. Emily Baughan, Lecturer in 19th/20th Century British History, University of Sheffield
- Dr. Reena Goldthree, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University
- Dr. Ronald Suny, William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Moderated by Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr, Professor of History and Dean of CLAS, Villanova University
Co-sponsored by the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Villanova University
Left to right: Dr. Emily Baughan, Dr. Reena Goldthree and Dr. Ronald Suny
SEPTEMBER 2021: CLIMATE CHANGE
TURNING POINTS IN HISTORY WITH DIPESH CHAKRABARTY
Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 6:00-7:30pm ET
The Lepage Center kicks off its 2021-2022 event series with a keynote address by Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago). In this inaugural event, Prof. Chakrabarty will explore of what a turning point in history is and discuss his recent work on climate change and the Anthropocene.
Moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Kolsky, Director, Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova University.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Irish Studies and the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Villanova University
INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 6-7:30pm ET
Indigenous peoples around the world are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. How have Indigenous scholars’ historical and cultural perspectives contributed to conversations about climate change? How do Indigenous perspectives powerfully shape national and international climate justice movements?
- Dr. Clint Carroll, Associate Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder
- Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California Berkeley
- Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Professor and Director of the Environmental Research Studies Center, Haskell Indian Nations University
Moderated by Dr. Paul Rosier, Mary M. Birle Chair in American History, Department of History, Villanova University
Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and the Environment, Villanova University
Left to right: Dr. Clint Carroll, Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Dr. Daniel Wildcat
WHITE SUPREMACY AND CLASSICAL ATHENS: A TURNING POINT?
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 6-7:30 pm ET
White supremacist groups often fetishize ancient Sparta, but how and why are they also drawing on classical Athens? Are we witnessing a “turning point” in how white supremacists use ancient Greek societies as historical models?
- Dr. Curtis Dozier, Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies, Vassar College and Director of Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics
- Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Denison University
- Dr. Jackie Murray, Associate Professor of Classics and African American and Africana Studies in the Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department, University of Kentucky
Moderated by Dr. Eliza Gettel, Albert R. Lepage Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, Villanova University
Co-sponsored by the Classical Studies Program, Villanova University
Left to right: Dr. Curtis Dozier, Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy and Dr. Jackie Murray