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E.g., 01/31/2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The 1960s

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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Mention the 1960s and a handful of places come to mind: Dallas, Selma, San Francisco, Saigon. This seminar will add another place to the list, exploring the key dynamics of that iconic decade as they played out in the nation’s Second City.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Black Rivers, Green Ambitions : The Politics of Climate Change in China

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Over the last decade, China has made a dramatic investment in green technology. In 2013, China installed more solar power capacity than exists in the entire United States. Despite its embrace of clean energy at home, China is often regarded as a major obstacle in international climate change negotiations, where it has consistently advocated against binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions....

Monday, February 9, 2015
Hard-Heartedness, Freedom of Expression, and the Romantic Response

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The modern tradition of freedom of expression stems from Western religious traditions. What we call the classical liberal tradition today represents an adaptation of Christian thought, blended with market-derived doctrine.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Sensing the Stockyards : Smoke, Slaughterhouses, and History

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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How did Chicagoans interpret the rise of the Union Stockyards in the half-century after the Civil War through their five senses? What might the evidence of the sensory past teach us about their perspectives on the major issues of the day including public health, adulterated food, industrial pollution, the conflict between labor and capital, and political radicalism?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
South Asia from World War II to the War on Terror

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

This is a longue-durée look at South Asia from the fall of the British Empire to the current period.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Cultural Enlightenment (1650-1800)

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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In this seminar we will discuss the social and cultural history of the Enlightenment. Through an exploration of the forms and locations of the Enlightenment—such as the press, salons, clubs, and coffeehouses—we will explore how Enlightenment ideas were disseminated.

Friday, February 13, 2015
The Politics and Culture of the New Deal

9 am to 3 pm

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While the Great Depression of the 1930s spelled economic ruin for millions of Americans, it also created an opportunity for ordinary and extraordinary people to remake the social contract between the federal government and its citizens. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, among others, challenged the nation to conceptualize a New Deal for the American people.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
American Populisms

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

“The People” have rampaged throughout American history. But for good, or for ill? This seminar will explore how populism has influenced the course of our past, from the 18th century to the present.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Food and Politics

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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This seminar explores the relationships and connections between food and politics. To study the politics of food is to study the power relationships involving the production, distribution, subsidizing and marketing of food. Although not always apparent, government and corporations are inextricably bound in food policies that directly and profoundly affect our lives.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
New Approaches to the 9-12 U.S. Curriculum on North Africa and the Middle East

9 am to 3 pm

Interested in moving beyond the clash of civilizations narrative surrounding topics like the Crusades, the Ottoman Empire, and the “rise and spread of Islam” as presented in your textbook?

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