Swarthmore College
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 12 – 1pm 

Aydelotte Tuesday Cafe with Anne Houston (Libraries)

Kohlberg Hall Scheuer Room - Multi-Purpose Room

The Aydelotte Foundation’s Tuesday Cafe is back! Tuesday Cafes are a chance for faculty and staff to come together for a light lunch and some learning. Talks are aimed at a general audience and include plenty of time for Q&A. 

Our first cafe of the spring semester will feature Anne Houston, Director of the Swarthmore College Libraries, and will take place from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 31st in the Scheuer Room. 

The new format is a cross between Vogue’s 73 questions and a Reddit “Ask Me Anything.” Each informal interview session will feature a faculty or staff member answering questions about what they do (and don’t do) every day. We hope it will be a fun and interesting way to learn about the profound and mundane dimensions of the different kinds of work done at Swarthmore. 

Boxed lunches will be provided.

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 4 – 7pm 

Transnational Solidarities, Diplomatic Endeavors, and International History

Kohlberg Hall Scheuer Room - Multi-Purpose Room

Transnational Solidarities, Diplomatic Endeavors, and International History: A Roundtable on Researching and Writing Histories that Cross Borders

 

This roundtable, thematically linked to Professor Megan Brown's recent book, The Seventh Member State: Algeria, France, and the European Community, will focus on transnational movements, international solidarity, diplomacy, and more.

 

Thursday, February 9th,
Roundtable: 4:30-6:00pm
Reception to Follow

 

Panelists:

Dr. Megan Brown is Assistant Professor of History at Swarthmore College, specializing in modern Europe with a focus on France. Her book, The Seventh Member State: Algeria, France, and the European Community (Harvard), was published in 2022.

 

Dr. Cindy Ewing is the Assistant Professor of Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto. She specializes in histories of decolonization and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia. Her in-progress book examines how Asian and Arab diplomats imported indigenous ideas about rights and sovereignty into the burgeoning international human rights system at the United Nations.

 

Dr. Kesewa John is a historian of Caribbean radicalism and intellectual history particularly interested in the intersections of Black feminist and Black radical histories of early twentieth century Caribbean activism. Dr. John is a Lecturer in Caribbean History in the Institute of the Americas at University College London and the current Chair of the Society for Caribbean Studies, the UK’s only learned society focused on promoting scholarship about the Caribbean and its diasporas.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Angela Zimmerman is professor of history at George Washington University. She is the author of Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (Princeton, 2010) and the editor of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Civil War in the United States (International Publishers, 2016). She is currently writing a history of the Civil War as an international anti-slavery revolution with roots in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. It will be called “A Very Dangerous Element.” 

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Sponsored by the Aydelotte Foundation and the Swarthmore College Libraries. Co-Sponsored by the Asian Studies, Black Studies, French, Global Studies, History, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Political Science Departments at Swarthmore College

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 12 – 1pm 

Aydelotte Tuesday Cafe with Patricia White (Film and Media)

Kohlberg Hall Scheuer Room - Multi-Purpose Room

The Aydelotte Foundation’s Tuesday Cafe is back! Tuesday Cafes are a chance for faculty and staff to come together for a light lunch and some learning. Talks are aimed at a general audience and include plenty of time for Q&A. 

Our second cafe of the spring semester will feature Patricia White, Centennial Chair and Professor  of Film and Media Studies and Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Swarthmore College, and will take place from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 21st in the Scheuer Room. 

The new format is a cross between Vogue’s 73 questions and a Reddit “Ask Me Anything.” Each informal interview session will feature a faculty or staff member answering questions about what they do (and don’t do) every day. We hope it will be a fun and interesting way to learn about the profound and mundane dimensions of the different kinds of work done at Swarthmore. 

Boxed lunches will be provided.

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