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NEW Rice Events Calendar Training!

July 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

101 Sewall Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St

We’ve got a new events calendar launching this fall semester. If you add events to events.rice.edu, then you should attend to learn how to do the following: - Add Events - Manage your events - Add an RSVP to your event - Add Images - Make your events sparkle! This will be hands-on training and you’ll get to create events in your calendar during training. Do you use Google Calendar and don’t want to give it up?! No problem! We can integrate it into the new calendar so you can still work from your Google Calendar (but I think you’ll want to make the switch once you see the new calendar). If you have any question, please contact Laura McCord @ 713-348-3874 See you there!

Researching and Teaching the History of Human Rights: A Workshop for the Routledge History of Human Rights

May 26, 2017 - 10:00am
Friday, May 26, 2017 - Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

129 Herring Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St

This workshop brings together authors of a volume of essays on the history of human rights. While it is not a closed session, it is a working conference. There are no paper presentations. All participants have read precirculated chapter drafts and at the workshop they will work in large and small groups to improve these drafts. Volume co-editors are Jean Quataert, Professor of History, Binghamton University, and Lora Wildenthal, Professor of History, Rice University. Our volume historicizes human rights norms, visions, institutions, and activists in both local and international settings from the late 19th century until the present. We foreground the local and regional development of rights, humanitarian principles, discourses, institutions, and advocacy over these ca. 150 years. The volume also translates across disciplinary divides to be truly useful to the university instructor in human rights, a multidisciplinary field that extends well beyond law schools. The volume is under contract with Routledge. For more information on event or participants, contact: Lora Wildenthal, Professor of History and Associate Dean of Humanities wildenth@rice.edu

“Things that divide us are trifling”: Cold War Feminism in North Korea with Suzy Kim

March 29, 2017 - 5:00pm

Speaker: Suzy Kim
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

307 Sewall Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St

Feminism, both as theory and praxis, has long grappled with the dilemma of difference: that is, whether to celebrate women’s “difference” from men as offering a more emancipatory potential or to challenge those differences as man-made in the process of delineating modern sexed subjects. While this debate may be all too familiar within liberal feminist discourses, socialist feminisms that stretched across the Cold War divide were no less conflicted about what to do with gendered differences, most explicitly represented by sexual violence or biological motherhood. Situating North Korea in the broader frame of socialist feminisms, this talk explores how alternative femininities became markers of ideal citizens in the name of state feminism that professed equality for the sexes. While North Korea's authoritarian system is generally characterized as a paternalistic order, it is complemented by maternal affect that elicits love and loyalty for the leaders. In effect, women proved to be the primary cultural icons, and feminine tropes became models for emulation throughout society. Examining the development of alternative femininities in North Korea alongside a women’s history of the Cold War, I argue that the development of the feminist project itself was bifurcated by the global Cold War, the effects of which are still felt in the iterations of contemporary feminism today.

Suzy Kim is Associate Professor of Korean History in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Rutgers University. Her publications include a special guest-edited volume of Cross-Currents: East Asian History & Culture Review on “(De)Memorializing the Korean War” (2015) and Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950 (Cornell 2013).

History and Other Social Sciences

March 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

Speaker: Herbert S Klein
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Farnsworth Pavilion, Ley Student Center Rice Media Center
Rice University
6100 Main St

History and the Other Social Sciences
Recent trends in the United States have turned historians away from the Social Sciences just as these fields have become far more historically oriented. This talk will show how and why these new trends in Economics and the Other Social Sciences can be of utility to historical research.

Herbert S. Klein is Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, is currently a Hoover Research Fellow and Latin American Curator at the Hoover Archives and former Professor of History and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University. He has published some 174 articles in multiple languages and authored several books on Bolivia: Parties and Political Change in Bolivia, 1880-1952 (1969, 2009); Revolution and the Rebirth of Inequality. (co-author) (1981); Haciendas and Ayllus (1993) and A Concise History of Bolivia (2nd edition 2011). His books on Slavery include most recently African Slavery in Latin American and the Caribbean (2nd ed co-authored 2007); The Middle Passage: Comparative Studies in the Atlantic Slave Trade (1969); The Atlantic Slave Trade (2nd edition 2009);and Slavery in Brazil (co-authored, 2009). On Brazil his most recent books (co-authored) are Slavery and the Economy of São Paulo, 1750-1850 (2003), Brazil Since 1980 (2006); Escravismo em São Paulo e Minas Gerais (2009); Economic and Social History of Brazil Since 1889 (2014), and Brazil, 1964-1985, The Military Regimes of Latin America in the Cold War (2017). On Latin American colonial fiscal history he wrote The American Finances of the Spanish Empire, 1680-1809 (1998) and co-authored a multi-volume collection of colonial tax records and has studied demographic history in A Population History of the United States (2nd ed, 2012) and Hispanics in the United States, 1980-2005 (co-author 2010).

Dr. Susan Einbinder - "Stone, Bone and Text: Anti-Jewish Violence in Tàrrega, 1348"

March 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Friday, March 24, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Rice University - TBD

Dr. Susan Einbinder, Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut In July of 1348 a large number of Jews in Tàrrega (Catalonia, Spain) were murdered during an uprising by Christians who blamed the Jews for the spread of the Black Death. Dr. Einbinder’s talk explores new and old sources related to the attack on the Jewish call (quarter) in Tàrrega after the arrival of the plague. The sources range from a well-known Hebrew chronicle excerpt to a previously unknown Hebrew lament, archival sources, and the forensic analysis of mass graves of the victims uncovered in 2007.