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EIHS Symposium: Interior Spaces: The Domestic, the Personal, the Intimate, and the In-Between

Hayley R. Bowman, Victoria Langland, Helmut Puff, Jessica Kenyatta Walker, Christian de Pee (moderator)
Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00-2:00 PM
1014 Tisch Hall Map
History as traditionally practiced has often given short shrift to aspects of life that for most people are among the most significant—the personal, the intimate, and the affective—as well as the spaces where such emotive states are often experienced, be they the kitchen, the convent, the waiting room, or the nursery.  Our four panelists will contribute to the project of pushing “Against History” by drawing on their rich research into diverse aspects of interiority and in-betweenness to demonstrate that such research is not just possible but necessary for a more complete, complex, and nuanced understanding of the past.


• Hayley R. Bowman (Postdoctoral Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan)
• Victoria Langland (Associate Professor, History and Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Michigan)
• Helmut Puff (Elizabeth L. Eisenstein Collegiate Professor of History and Germanic Languages, University of Michigan)
• Jessica Kenyatta Walker (Assistant Professor, American Culture, University of Michigan)
• Christian de Pee, moderator (Professor, History, University of Michigan)

This event presented by the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: 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.