University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History



Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:00-8:30 p.m., Memorial Lounge Waterman 338

"Casablanca," Hitler's Refugees, and the Hollywood Screen

This presentation by Professor Noah Isenberg (The New School) serves as the keynote lecture for the conference "Exil und Shoah/ Exile and the Holocaust,"which will continue on the UVM campus over the following two days.

Underwritten by the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Distinguished Professorship for Holocaust Studies Fund and Miller Endowment


Tuesday through Thursday, October 6-8, 2015

"Exhile and Shoah" Conference - Sponsored by Holocaust Studies


Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. in Livak Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM

Economic and Political Crisis in China - From the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution to the Present

Professor Dongping Han is a faculty member of the Warren Wilson College and author of The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm at the Fleming Museum

Representing the "New Woman," 1870s-1920s

Valerie Rohy, Professor and Chair, UVM Department of English

While the fine arts often produced idealized images of women in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, other images tell a different story, reflecting cultural anxieties around the figure of the “New Woman”—more independent, educated, sexual, public, and political than ever before. Examining American and European images from cinema, cartoons, painting, photography, and news media, Valerie Rohy discusses the cultural and aesthetic significance of the “New Woman."


Friday, October 16, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. in Old Mill A500 (Jost)

Maximillan Strnad (Munich)


Monday, November 2, 2015 - 7 p.m., Memorial Lounge, Waterman 338

Marion Kaplan (New York University) Sponsored by Holocaust Studies


Thursday November 12, 2015 - 4:30 p.m., John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building

"The 'Modern' Papacy Since 1500" - Public lecture by Professor Thomas Worcester, S. J. (College of the Holy Cross, Department of History)


Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:30 p.m., Memorial Lounge, Waterman

Natalia Aleksium (Touro College) & Susanna Schrafstetter - Sponsored by Holocaust Studies