The Eisenberg Institute continues its fall programming on Thursday, November 19, 4:00 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, with Martha A. Sandweiss's lecture, "Thinking with a Photograph: Alexander Gardner at Fort Laramie, 1868." The talk continues the Institute's 2015-17 theme, "Senses and Longings." Link for a lecture abstract. Free and open to the public.
Martha A. Sandweiss is Professor of History at Princeton University with particular interests in the history of the American West, visual culture, and public history. Her publications include Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception across the Color Line (2009), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography, and Print the Legend: Photography and the American West (2002), winner of the Organization of American Historians’ Ray Allen Billington Award for the best book in American frontier history and the William P. Clements Award. At Princeton, Sandweiss teaches courses on the history of the American West and on narrative writing, and currently heads a research project on Princeton and slavery.
On Friday, November 20, 12:00 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Institute presents the graduate student workshop, "Complicating the Color Line." Link for workshop details, including a short description of the proceedings. Panelists include:
- Martha A. Sandweiss, Professor of History, Princeton University
- Morgan Carlton, Ph.D. Student in History, University of Michigan
- Nora Krinitsky, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan
- Amanda Reid, Ph.D. Student in History, University of Michigan
- Michael Witgen (chair), Associate Professor of History and American Culture, University of Michigan
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.
These events are made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.