Events

The Columbia Journal of History, in cooperation with the Undergraduate History Council and the History Department, may host events open to the student body throughout the semester. The Journal also lists history-related events hosted by other institutions or departments at Columbia and in the New York City area. All events listed on this page are walk-in with no registration required.


There are currently no scheduled events hosted by the Journal or the UHC

The events listed below are not associated with the Journal or UHC


Lecture
Date: Friday, October 12 (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Institution / Department: Center for the Ancient Mediterranean
Location: The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
Details: Professor Sasha-Mae Eccleston (Brown University) will be giving a lecture at the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean at Columbia University. Check this space in the coming weeks for further details.

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Lecture: Restating Orientalism: A Critique of Modern Knowledge
Date: Wednesday, October 17 (6:15 – 8:00 PM)
Institution / Department: The Heyman Center for the Humanities
Location: Second Floor Common Room, The Heyman Center
Details: Since Edward Said’s foundational work, Orientalism has been singled out for critique as the quintessential example of Western intellectuals’ collaboration with oppression. Controversies over the imbrications of knowledge and power and the complicity of Orientalism in the larger project of colonialism have been waged among generations of scholars. But has Orientalism come to stand in for all of the sins of European modernity, at the cost of neglecting the complicity of the rest of the academic disciplines?

In this landmark theoretical investigation, Wael B. Hallaq reevaluates and deepens the critique of Orientalism in order to deploy it for rethinking the foundations of the modern project. Refusing to isolate or scapegoat Orientalism, Restating Orientalism extends the critique to other fields, from law, philosophy, and scientific inquiry to core ideas of academic thought such as sovereignty and the self. Hallaq traces their involvement in colonialism, mass annihilation, and systematic destruction of the natural world, interrogating and historicizing the set of causes that permitted modernity to wed knowledge to power. Restating Orientalism offers a bold rethinking of the theory of the author, the concept of sovereignty, and the place of the secular Western self in the modern project, reopening the problem of power and knowledge to an ethical critique and ultimately theorizing an exit from modernity’s predicaments. A remarkably ambitious attempt to overturn the foundations of a wide range of academic disciplines while also drawing on the best they have to offer, Restating Orientalism exposes the depth of academia’s lethal complicity in modern forms of capitalism, colonialism, and hegemonic power.

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Event: Conference in memory of Alan Cameron
Date: Friday, October 26 – Saturday October 27 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Institution / Department: Center for the Ancient Mediterranean
Location: The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
Details: The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean at Columbia University will host a conference in memory of Alan Cameron open to the public. The confirmed speakers are Averil Cameron, Anne Chen, Raffaella Cribiore, Anthony Cutler, Jean-Luc Fournet, Carmela Franklin, Arianna Gullo, Gavin Kelly, Michael Kulikowski, Noel Lenski, Rita Lizzi Testa, Charlotte Roueché, and Michele Salzman.

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Lecture: What is an Isiac priest? Exploring religious change in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds
Date: Friday, November 2 (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Institution / Department: Center for the Ancient Mediterranean
Location: The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
Details: Professor Paraskevi Martzavou (Columbia University) will be giving a lecture at the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean at Columbia University. Check this space in the coming weeks for further details.

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