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Event Series

History Seminar


This seminar showcases the most exciting work in the field of modern European history. Deliberately broad in scope, the presentations cut across traditional geographic and methodological boundaries. They combine polished papers and “work in progress” and feature scholars in all career stages.

Note: This seminar was formerly known as the "New Directions in European History Study Group." For details and past events see here.


Seminar Events Calendar

The Seventh Member State: Algeria, France, and the European Community History Seminar — The Seventh Member State: Algeria, France, and the European Community
November 15, 2022
4:30pm - 5:45pm
  • Megan Brown – Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College
  • Chair Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Capitalism in Chaos: A Conversation with Máté Rigó History Seminar — Capitalism in Chaos: A Conversation with Máté Rigó
October 19, 2022
4:30pm - 5:45pm
  • Máté Rigó – Assistant Professor of History, Brandeis University
  • Chair David Spreen – Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty and Seminar Co-Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
CANCELLED - Germany and the World CES 50th Anniversary Events Series — CANCELLED - Germany and the World
April 2, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • David Blackbourn – Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair of History, Vanderbilt University; Director (2007-2012), Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Alison Frank Johnson – Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Maya Jasanoff – X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor of Arts and Sciences and Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Mary D. Lewis – Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
CANCELLED - Telling Histories of Violence Without Borders The History Seminar — CANCELLED - Telling Histories of Violence Without Borders
March 30, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Max Bergholz – Associate Professor of History, Concordia University
  • Chair Derek J. Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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