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Past Virtual Events

Tue, 3/29 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm · Zoom, RSVP Required for Link

Seminar: “The Black Death and the Justinianic Plague – Useful Frameworks for Historical Comparison? Insights from Big Data Paleoecology”

Dr. Adam Izdebski, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, and Dr. Kevin Bloomfield, Cornell University


Wed, 2/16 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

Seminar: What Creeps Below and Buzzes Above: Multispecies Entanglement in the Early Medieval House

Rachel Brody, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Boston College


Tue, 2/15 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · Zoom, RSVP Required for Link

LAMB – Khabuvy, anenaiki: towards an understanding of the use and reception of nonsensical syllables in Russian Orthodox chant”

Anastasia Shmytova, Musicology



October 13, 2021 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm · Zoom

The Affects of Manumission: Racial Melancholy and Roman Freedpersons

Dan-El Padilla Peralta, Department of Classics, Princeton University


October 6, 2021 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Zoom

An ‘Under’ World of Practices: Romano-British Religious Cults in the Severn Valley

Janet Kay; Avner Goldstein, Department of Art & Archaeology


February 11, 2021 · 11:00 am · Zoom

Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity: Premodern Identities and the Trans-Atlantic Politics of Scholarship

Cord Whitaker, Wellesley College; Walter Pohl, University of Vienna


February 5, 2021 · 1:00 pm2:30 pm · Zoom

Islamic, Byzantine and Latin Exchange Systems in the Mediterranean (800-1150)

Chris Wickham, University of Oxford, Emeritus



November 3, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 5: Failing Strategies 2

Emmanuel Kreike, Department of History, Princeton; Thayer Patterson and Miguel Centeno, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies


October 27, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 4: Failing Strategies 1

Tom McGovern, Hunter College CUNY; Eric Cline, George Washington University


October 20, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 3 – Managing Risks: Some Farmers’ Perspectives

Benjamin Trump, US Army Corps of Engineering R & D Center; Edda Fields-Black, Carnegie Mellon University; Travis Folk, Folk Land management, Inc.; Daniel Hanks, Clemson University


October 19, 2020 · 12:00 pm · Zoom

Racialization in Late Antique Italy and Italian Historiography

Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, City University of New York


October 6, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 1: Lessons from the past? Terms of the debate and some examples

Hugh Elton, Trent University; John Haldon, Dept. of History, Princeton; Adam Izdebski, Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Human History; Lee Mordechai, Hebrew University Jerusalem; Merle Eisenberg, National Center for Socioenvironmental Synthesis, Annapolis; Tim Newfield, Georgetown University; Annelise Binois, University of Copenhagen


June 18, 2020 · 1:30 pm3:00 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

From Healthscaping to Disease Tracing: Plague and Public Health After the Black Death

Abigail Agresta, George Washington University


June 11, 2020 · 1:30 pm3:00 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

The Justinianic Plague: Apocalypse or Overblown?

Lee Mordechai, Hebrew University; Merle Eisenberg, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center in Annapolis


June 4, 2020 · 1:30 pm3:00 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

Avoiding Plague like the Plague: Some Pathogenic Context for Late Antique Pandemics

Tim Newfield, Georgetown University, Washington


May 28, 2020 · 1:30 pm3:00 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

The ‘Plague of Cyprian’: Sources, Problems, Origins and the ‘Crisis of the Third Century’

Sabine Huebner, University of Basel


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