Click to link to a PDF version of the institute's winter 2018 poster.

The Eisenberg Institute kicks off its winter 2018 schedule on January 15 with “1968 + 50: Unfinished Legacies of Dr. King’s Last Year.” The event is presented in partnership with the History Department and joins the university-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. Panelists include Ruth Feldstein (Rutgers University-Newark), Monica Muñoz Martinez (Brown University), and Brenda Tindal (Detroit Historical Society).

The institute’s Thursday series begins on February 1 with “Private Parts and Public Concerns: Erecting the Japanese Penis,” a lecture from Gregory Pflugfelder (Columbia University). Five additional lectures and four workshops round out the winter schedule. 

Events take place in 1014 Tisch Hall; programs are free and open to the public. The term poster is available as a PDF. These events are made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.

January 15 (1 pm), 1968 + 50: Unfinished Legacies of Dr. King’s Last Year
Panelists: Ruth Feldstein (Rutgers University-Newark), Monica Muñoz Martinez (Brown University), and Brenda Tindal (Levine Museum of the New South)

February 1 (4 pm): Gregory Pflugfelder, Columbia University
Lecture: Private Parts and Public Concerns: Erecting the Japanese Penis

February 2 (12 pm): Graduate Student Workshop
Panelists: Robert Morrissey, Ximena Gómez, Alessio Ponzio, Gregory Pflugfelder, Hitomi Tonomura

February 15 (4 pm): Edda L. Fields-Black, Carnegie Mellon University
Lecture: “Combee”: Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Raid, and Transformation in Gullah Geechee Identity

February 16 (12 pm): Graduate Student Workshop
Panelists: Juan Rodriguez Barrera, Morgan Carlton, Sargeant Donovan-Smith, Richard Reinhardt, Edda L. Fields-Black, Rudolph Ware

March 8 (4 pm): Dena Goodman, University of Michigan
Lecture: Biography and History: Building a Successful Life in the Wake of the French Revolution

March 9 (12 pm): Jason Steinhauer, Villanova University
Lecture: The Future of (Public) History

March 22 (4 pm): Ruth Mazo Karras, University of Minnesota
Lecture: The Myth of Masculine Impunity: Male Adultery and Repentance in the Middle Ages

March 23 (12 pm): Graduate Student Workshop
Panelists: Hayley Bowman, Joseph Gamble, Nicholas Holterman, William Holden, Ruth Mazo Karras, Katherine French

April 5 (4 pm): Alan Mikhail, Yale University
Lecture: Columbus the Muslim

April 6 (12 pm): Graduate Student Workshop
Panelists: Golriz Farshi, Amanda Respess, Kate Waggoner-Karchner, Alan Mikhail, Kathryn Babayan

Fall 2018 events will be announced in spring.