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  • Confederate Hunger: Food and Famine in the Civil War South

    Anne Rubin, Department of History, UMBC
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Historians know that over the course of the American Civil War, the Confederacy essentially starved to death, a result of the Union blockade, the breakdown of slavery on the homefront, and not...
    Posted: January 19, 2017 1:35 PM
  • The Persistence of Racial Inequality: An Intergenerational

    Perspective - Robert Margo, Boston University
    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    New benchmark estimates of Black-White income ratios for 1870, 1900, and 1940 are combined with standard post-World War census data. The resulting time series reveals that the pace of racial...
    Posted: January 19, 2017 1:27 PM
  • Implicit Social Cognition

    Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard University
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    How deep are the bounds on human thinking and feeling and how do they shape social interactions and decisions?  For the past 25 years, Dr. Banaji has studied mental processes that appear to...
    Posted: January 19, 2017 1:23 PM
  • Globalization, Displacement, and Migration

    Aviva Chomsky, Salem State University
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    This presentation will examine histories of Latin American immigration, migration, and deportation in the United States.  It locates the structural and institutional roots of today’s Mexican and...
    Posted: January 19, 2017 11:24 AM
  • Desire and Addiction

    Peter Railton, University of Michigan/Ann Arbor
    Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Desire is a fundamental part of our lives, but it remains poorly understood in both philosophy and psychology.  Sometimes it is said that desire competes with reason for the control of our...
    Posted: February 21, 2017 12:31 PM
  • Bringing the São José Back into Memory

    Paul Gardullo, Nationall Museum of African American History
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    From No Return –Dr. Gardullo’s talk will focus on the complex ongoing vectors of collaborative international research, archaeology, and memory work in investigating the voyage of the São José....
    Posted: January 19, 2017 11:14 AM
  • The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A Tragedy of Race and

    Public Health - James Jones, University of Arkansas
    Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    From 1932 until 1972, the United States Public Health Service (PHS) conducted a deadly, deceptive, and unethical medical experiment on more than 400 poverty stricken, poorly educated...
    Posted: January 19, 2017 10:45 AM
  • Silent Partners: Women as Investors in Britain's First Stock

    Market, 1690-1750 - Amy M. Froide, History Department, UMBC
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    One of the world's first stock markets emerged in the coffeehouses of London in the 1690s. Up to one third of investors in corporations such as the East India and South Sea companies, the Bank of...
    Posted: January 19, 2017 10:38 AM
  • Sex, Drugs, and Mobile Phones: Using Technology to

    Understand Risk Behavior - Trace Kershaw, Yale University
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    This talk explores understanding and preventing risk behavior by understanding how networks of friends interact and influence each other using cell phone data (e.g., text messages, social network...
    Posted: January 18, 2017 1:44 PM
  • Who’s Watching? Political Monitoring, Collective Action

    Problems and Good Governance - Thomas Lancaster, Emory Univ.
    Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    As part of an ongoing research project (Lancaster, 2014, 2015), this talk emphasizes the concept of political monitoring in the study of governing institutions.  Building on the psychological...
    Posted: January 18, 2017 1:33 PM