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EIHS Graduate Student Workshop: Scaling Time and Space

Friday, January 31, 2020
12:00-2:00 PM
1014 Tisch Hall Map
How do fluctuations in scale impact the way we look at the past? Ruth Mostern’s research spans millennia and examines how local practices and political agendas influenced the ecology of the Yellow River. This panel will explore the ways in which spaces are created, managed, and contested over time. Shifting between scales, speakers will discuss the interconnections and conflicts between the local and the universal, with case studies ranging from the localized spaces of the workroom and kitchen to the expanses of empire and imagined nationhood.


Erin Johnson (Graduate Student, History, University of Michigan)
Shohei Kawamata (Graduate Student, International and Regional Studies, University of Michigan)
Fusheng Luo (Graduate Student, History, University of Michigan)
Jian Zhang (Graduate Student, History, University of Michigan)
Alexander Clayton (chair; Graduate Student, History, University of Michigan)
Ruth Mostern (respondent; Associate Professor, History, University of Pittsburgh)

This event is part of the Friday Series of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Graduate Students, History
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History

The Thursday Series is the core of the institute's scholarly program, hosting distinguished guests who examine methodological, analytical, and theoretical issues in the field of history. 

The Friday Series consists mostly of panel-style workshops highlighting U-M graduate students. On occasion, events may include lectures, seminars, or other programs presented by visiting scholars.

The insitute also hosts other historical programming, including lectures, film screenings, author appearances, and similar events aimed at a broader public audience.