Marcus Filippello, “Litigating Liberation: Hearing Recaptive African Voices and Discerning Meaning in Colonial Court Records” Description In the mid- to late-19th century, tens of thousands of “liberated” Africans freed from illicit slaving vessels by the British Navy entered contracts
Christopher D. Cantwell, “Gathering Places: Religion, Community, and Memory in the Modern City” Description Kenwood Boulevard runs along UWM’s southern edge and boasts four stately places of worship. But none of these buildings are occupied by the communities who
Joe Rodriguez, “Right to the Road: Regulating the Automobile and Driver” Description The Right to the Road analyzes the car and the police, governmental and transportation policies surrounding its use from a historical perspective. Driving is both restrictive and
Nigel Rothfels, “Ziggy” Description In this talk I present the story of Ziggy, an elephant who lived at the Brookfield Zoo and died in 1975, after having become a national cause célèbre. Biography I’m an historian of animals and culture.
Chia Youyee Vang, “The Sorrow of Displacement: Southeast Asian Identity and (Be)Longing in the Global South” Description This book project examines the social and cultural history of Southeast Asian refugees resettled in French Guiana and Argentina in the late
Rick Popp, “Multinational Conglomerates and Technocratic Bigness in Late Postwar US Culture” Description This project provides a cultural history of the conglomerate, exploring how these bewilderingly diverse corporations fit into American thought between the 1960s and 1980s. Even for a