Spring 2012

Nick Cullather, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington and author, most recently, of The Hungry World: America’s Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia (Harvard, 2010), will kick off the Heyman Center's Spring schedule.

The Money Series
Casualties of Credit

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Carl Wennerlind, Assistant Professor of History at Barnard College and author of Casualties of Credit: The English Financial Revolution, 1620-1720 (Harvard University Press, 2011), will speak on changes in 17th century natural philosophy, epistemology, and political economy that contributed to the modern Financial Revolution.

Reworking Political Concepts II: A Lexicon in Formation—a two-day conference

Friday, February 3, 2012 - Saturday, February 4, 2012

This conference is part of the early stages in the formation of a lexicon of political concepts. It will be the sixth in a series of conferences started in Tel Aviv University, and the second to take place in New York City.

Professor Galison's talk on the Ethical-Political Economy of Nuclear Waste is part of the ongoing series "Bringing Back Political Economy: Europe, Ground Zero" co-sponsored by the Blinken European Institute and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

This event will explore international development during the Cold War Era. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Professor Visser's talk on "European Labor Relations, the Euro, and State Intervention: The Decentralization Paradox" is part of the ongoing series "Bringing Back Political Economy: Europe, Ground Zero" co-sponsored by the Blinken European Institute and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Sites of Modernity—a two-day conference

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students working on literature, culture, politics, geography, history, media and film, art, philosophy, and history of intellectualism in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

This event will feature Robin Blackburn, Professor of Sociology at University of Essex; Marxist economist Prabhat Patnaik; Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst; Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the New School; and Duncan Foley, Professor of Economics at the New School.

This event will feature Robin Blackburn, Professor of Sociology at University of Essex; Marxist economist Prabhat Patnaik; and Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, will chair.

The Money Series
Debt: The Long View

Thursday, March 8, 2012

This discussion of debt and finance will explore how debt's significance in our culture and society and how debt has changed over time.

This panel discussion will explore the hegemonic implications resulting from the rise of international development initiatives.

This installment of the Heyman Center's "Money Series" features Gillian Tett, US managing editor of the Financial Times.

Novelist Benjamin Markovits will speak on his recently published book Childish Loves.

The annual History and Theory Lecture will feature Rosalind O'Hanlon, Professor in Indian History and Culture at the University of Oxford.

This conference, an installment of the Disciplines Series, features a number of prominent historians and anthropologists from across the country.

This symposium on enchantment features Michael Saler, Wendy Faris, Sumathi Ramaswamy, and Akeel Bilgrami, and is organized by Gauri Viswanathan.

This discussion marks the publication of Andrew Delbanco's latest book, College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be. The panel will include Andrew Delbanco, Ira Katznelson, Roosevelt Montas, Ganiatu Afolabi (CC '12), and Sam Roth (CC '12).

This conference on "The Culture of Credit" features two panel discussions, as well as a keynote lecture by Jeff Madrick.

Speakers from the United States and the United Kingdom will convene to discuss "Civilization, the Curriculum, and the University, 1914-1950."

A New Vision of Black Freedom: The Manning Marable Memorial Conference

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - Sunday, April 29, 2012

In an era of emerging social protests and revolutions the world over, this conference will reflect the late professor’s emphasis on history and social analysis as ways of illuminating national and global socio-economic crises and their underlying causes.

The last event in the Spring 2012 Writing Lives Series, this reading will feature Daniel Mendelsohn, author of The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, which was awarded the National Book Critics Circle. Mr. Mendelsohn will read from his work in progress, Odysseys: Adventures in Reading the Greeks.

The Spring 2012 Lionel Trilling Seminar will feature Morris Dickstein, Distinguished Professor of English and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, and author, most recently, of Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression (2009).

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