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History in the Present – Recurring

“History in the Present” is a monthly webinar series hosted by the Department of History that historicizes current events, shares cutting-edge research, and aims to promote dialogue on issues of interest between the University and the broader community. As historians, we work across disciplines and collaborate with a broad range of people outside of the University. Thus, in addition to history faculty, museum curators, NGO leaders and experts on the environment and human rights will also be presenting in this webinar series. The event is held on the first Wednesday of each month at noon, via Zoom, and will provide ample time for question and answer.

Please note: Registration is required. By clicking the below Zoom link, you may register in advance and will be emailed with the participant link for the event.

On May 5, University of Nevada, Professor of History and Chair of the History Department, Dennis Dworkin will present “Anti-Semitism and Belonging: the Jewish Experience in America.”  In his talk he argues that despite flourishing in the United States, Jewish people continue to experience anti-Semitism, a trend that in a divided America is on the rise.

Dennis Dworkin is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno.  He has a Ph.D. in modern history from the University of Chicago.  He is a historian of Britain and Ireland with a specialty in cultural theory.  He has been translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Turkish.  His books include Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain: History, the New Left and the Origins of Cultural Studies (Raleigh-Durham, Duke University Press, 1997, (Class Struggles (London: Routledge 2006), and Ireland and Britain: 1798-1922: An Anthology of Sources (Boston: Hackett Publishing, 2012.). His essay, “Terrorism: An American Story,” in The Cambridge History of Terrorism, will be published in May. 

  • May 5, Prof. Dennis Dworkin, “Anti-Semitism and Belonging: the Jewish Experience in America”
  • June 2, Prof. Ebbe Volquardsen, University of Greenland
    'Nordic colonizations: How Greenland navigates the emerging great power competition in the Arctic and enduring colonial legacies.'
  • September 1, Prof. Chris von Nagy, “Nevada Stories: Film Shorts from Shared History”
  • October 6, Prof. Emily Hobson, “AIDS is Not Over: Historicizing the Pandemic”
  • November 3, James Harkness Country Representative, China, National Geographic “Scarcity and Excess: Food Security in China”
  • December 1, Profs. Eugene (Gene) Park; Xiaoyu Pu; Hugh Shapiro; Barbara Walker; Gi Yun “Eurasia, pressing issues: a roundtable”

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Wednesday, June 2 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

More dates through July 7, 2021

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Christopher L von Nagy

Christopher L von Nagy left a positive review April 6, 2021

Dr Keyes presentation on the context and multi-perspective history of the Donner party was fantastic.

Jennifer Scanio

Jennifer Scanio left a positive review March 2, 2021

Dr. McSpadden's knowledge of and enthusiasm for the history of how looted Nazi and Holcaust-era books found there way to the United States was evident and presented me with not only a new awareness of how these books ended up in libraries like ours but also with the ethical question of censorship, both then and now. Fabulous presentation!