HistCon Speaker Series Archive

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Fall 2022 Series: Bonauiti, Vardoulakis, Scott, Sorace

Winter 2023 Series: Wilder, Heatherton, Vasiliou

Spring 2023 Series: McDougall, Tapia, Feldman, Çinar, Bottici

Winter 2024 Series: Tanaka, Panagia, Jaeggi

Spring 2024 Series (current)

Spring 2024 Series


April 15 at 12pm PST Opacity and Voice in Édouard Glissant and José María Arguedas with Benjamin Davis, Saint Louis University


April 22 at 12pm PST Black Enlightenment with Surya Parekh, Binghamton University


April 29 at 12pm PST Making a Killing: Capitalism, Cops, & the War on Black Life with Robin D.G. Kelley



Winter 2024 Series


January 22 at 2pm PST What Do Pasts Do? Toward Potential History with Stefan Tanaka, UC San Diego


February 12 at 11:30am PST Political Theory, Democracy, and the Challenges of Algorithmic Governance with Davide Panagia, UC Los Angeles


March 18 at 2pm PST Progress and Regression with Rahel Jaeggi, Humboldt University of Berlin



Spring 2023 Series


April 4 at 2pm PST Plantations Derivations with Taija McDougall, UC Irvine


April 11 at 2pm PST Social Diversity and the Future of Democracy with Luis Tapia Mealla, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés & Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


April 25 at 2pm PST The Reality of Suspicion: On Blumenberg, Felski, and Bottomless Critique with Karen Feldman, UC Berkeley 


May 2 at 2pm PST The Predicament of Islamic Decoloniality in Turkey: Sufi Political Thought and the “Great East” Project of Necip Fazıl Kısakürek with Alev Çinar, Bilkent University


May 16 at 2pm PST Anarchafeminism with Chiara Bottici, The New School



Winter 2023 Series

Winter 23 Speaker Series Poster Archive

January 24th at 2pm Concrete Utopianism with Gary Wilder (City University of New York) in conversation with James Martel (San Francisco State University)

See excerpts from Concrete Utopianism here as discussed in the talk


February 21st at 2pm Making Internationalism with Christina Heatherton (Trinity College); co-sponsored by the Department of History


March 7 at 2pm Queer pleasure, resistance and pain in ex-prisoners’ narratives with Elena Vasiliou (UC Berkeley)



Fall 2022 Series


October 12th at 2pm Domesticity and Beyond with Gianluca Bonaiuti (University of Florence)

 *Not recorded*


October 19th at 2pm Materialism and Instrumentality with Dimitris Vardoulakis (Western Sydney University)


October 25th at 12pm The Professor of Desire: Charles Fournier's Sexual Utopia with Joan Scott (Institute for Advanced Study) - Zoom only event


November 2nd at 2pm Steppe Immunity with Christian Sorace (Colorado College)