Histories on the Edge

UBC History Department Colloquium Series 2017-2018


Image result“The Wisdom of the Peoples”:
African Decolonization, Global Governance, and Cold War Constructions of Traditional Medicine
Dr. Helen Tilley (Northwestern University)
14 September (Thursday), 12.30-2.00pm, Buchanan Tower 1197






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Forgotten Paths of Empire:
History, Memory, and the Making of the Firestone Plantations Company in Liberia
Dr. Gregg Mitman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
28 September (Thursday), 04.00 – 6.00 PM, Lassarre 102
* This talk includes a screening of his documentary, The Land Beneath Our Feet.








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Imperial Russia on the Edge:
A Microhistory of Collapse
Dr. Alison K. Smith (University of Toronto)
05 October (Thursday), 12.30 – 02.00 PM, Buchanan Tower 997
** Co-sponsored by the Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies





Image result for deborah harknessArchives and Interpretation:
A Historian’s Perspective on Researching and Writing Fiction (and Non-Fiction)
Dr. Deborah Harkness (University of Southern California)
12 October (Thursday), 12.30 – 02.00 PM, Buchanan Tower 1197





Image result for Ian MilliganThe Web as Infinite Archive:
Why We Turned to Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration
to Understand the Recent Past
Dr. Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo)
09 November (Thursday) 12.30 – 02.00 PM, Buchanan Tower 1197





Soldered by Slime:
An Unnatural History of the Oolite
Dr. Sophia Roosth (Harvard University)
23 November (Thursday), 12.30 – 02.00 PM, Buchanan Tower 1197
** Co-sponsored by the STS program