Working Groups

The Consortium invites scholars to join our topical working groups for challenging and collegial discussion of interesting publications in their fields and of each others’ works-in-progress.

Each group meets monthly. All interested scholars are welcome to participate via online video conferencing.

To join a group:

  1. Log in, or create an account
  2. Click on a group below
  3. Click on the "Membership" tab and select "Request Group Membership"

Submit a discussion paper for one of the working groups.

Upcoming Meetings

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Monday, July 15, 2024 9:30 am EDT

Reproducing History: Writing Histories of the Personal
Our last working group meeting of the year will take place in hybrid format at the University of Edinburgh on 15 July 2024. This event will feature a sneak peek of Agnes Arnold Forster and filmmaker Rita Conry's new Birth Control Documentary: High, Soft and Open. We will also discuss future plans for the working group, develop planned network outputs, and reflect on what it means to research and write "histories of the personal." 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 11:00 am EDT

 Peppers Ghost. The Archive & Performance with Bronwyn Lace and Anna Seiderer

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 2:00 pm EDT

Oceans Digital Humanities Round Table
Join us as a panel of historians shares their expertise, experiences, and insights in Digital Humanities.
Sean Fraga, USC Dornsife
Jonathan Galka, Harvard University
Anke Finger, University of Connecticut
Christine Peffer, H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online

Friday, July 26, 2024 12:00 pm EDT

Dr. Eyal Weinberg (Florida, US)
Historian of modern Latin America, with a focus on Brazil
Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University
"Medical Ethics, Health Struggles, and Family Planning in Cold War Brazil"
["Ética Médica, Lutas pela Saúde e Planejamento Familiar no Brasil durante a Guerra Fria"].
(The lecture will be in English)

Friday, August 16, 2024 12:00 pm EDT

Mikhail Konashev
"On Brazil and Brazilians in Dobzhansky's Diary."

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 2:00 pm EDT

Alison Glassie, Northeastern University

Thursday, September 12, 2024 10:00 am EDT

Guillermo Pupo Pernet (University of Arkansas): Achiote: Painting the Town Red

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 2:00 pm EDT

Lynn Nyhart, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Monday, September 23, 2024 11:00 am EDT

Gene Kritsky

Tuesday, October 15, 2024 2:00 pm EDT

Max Chervin Bridge, Brown University

Monday, October 28, 2024 11:00 am EDT

Tasha Fijke-Epstein

Tuesday, November 19, 2024 2:00 pm EST

Anna Guasco, University of Cambridge

Monday, November 25, 2024 11:00 am EST

Caleb Shelburne (Department of the History of Science, Harvard University) will present "Leeches for the ‘Sick Man of Europe’: Science and the Environment in the Ottoman Leech Industry, 1830-1870," followed by a discussion.

Tuesday, January 21, 2025 2:00 pm EST

Katharine Anderson, York University

Monday, January 27, 2025 11:00 am EST

Tuomas Rasalnen

Tuesday, February 18, 2025 2:00 pm EST

David McCaskey, University of California, Riverside, "Net Losses: The Failures and Successes of Trawling in French Indochina"

Monday, February 24, 2025 11:00 am EST

Leah Mahmut

Tuesday, March 18, 2025 2:00 pm EDT

Derek Nelson, Everett Community College

Monday, March 24, 2025 11:00 am EDT

Luisa Reis Castro

Tuesday, April 15, 2025 2:00 pm EDT

Zi Yun Huang, University of Chicago

Monday, April 28, 2025 11:00 am EDT

Erica Fischer