Initiative for the Historical Social Sciences (IHSS)



2014-15 CALENDAR

Fall 2014 (download in PDF format)

Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 - 3:50 PM, SBS N403, "Who's Bigger? Where Historical Figures Really Rank", Steven Skiena, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Stony Brook University - Department of Computer Science

Tuesday, October 14th, 2:30 - 3:50 PM, SBS N403, "The Family Act Goes to School - The Marx Brothers, Vaudeville, and Americanization",  Rick DesRochers, Associate Professor, Long Island University-Post Campus - Theatre Department (co-sponsored by Stony Brook Theatre Arts Department)


2013-14 CALENDAR 

Spring 2014 (download in PDF format)

Wednesday, February 12th, 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM, SBS N320, "Surveillance, Security, Divinity"  Lawrence Frohman, Stony Brook University - History Department

Wednesday, March 5th, 12:00 Noon - 1:20 PM, SBS N320, "Battlegrounds of Masculinity:  Latino Servicemen, Zoot Suiters, and Farmworkers in World War II"  Lori Flores, Stony Brook University - History Department

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM, SBS N320, "Rehabilitation, 'Boundary Objects' and Local Activism in Narcotics Policy, New York, 1951-70"  Samuel K. Roberts, Columbia University - History, Sociomedical Sciences; Chair, Institute for Research in African-American Studies

Fall 2013 (download in PDF format)

 Tuesday, September 24th, 2:30 - 3:50 PM, SBS N405, "Imperium in imperio:  Martyrdom, the Roman Empire, and the Creation of Christian Sovereignty"  Clayton Fordahl, Stony Brook University - Sociology Department

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2:30 - 3:50 PM, SBS N320, "Slaves of the State Revolt:  The Prisoners' Rights Movement and the Construction of the Carceral State"  Robert Chase, Stony Brook University - History Department

Wednesday, October 30th, 4:30 PM, SBS N320, "From Emma Goldman to Edward Snowden:  How Denationalization of "Radical" Americans Reshaped American Citizenship"  Patrick Weil, CNRS and Yale Law, Co-Sponsored by the History Department


2012-13 CALENDAR

Spring 2013

Tuesday, March 26th, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM,  SBS N320, New Directions in Historical Social Science - "The Big Picture in Migration History, and Why it Matters" Adam McKeown, Columbia University -  History Department

Fall 2012 (download in PDF format)

Thursday, September 20th, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM, Humanities Institute
Graduate Student Workshop - "Dissertation Funding for the Humanities & Social Sciences from the SSRC"
Daniella Sarnoff, SSRC

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM, SBS N-320
"The Jew in the Crowd:  Surveillance and Urban Society in Late Medieval Religious Imagery"
Sara Lipton, Stony Brook University - History Department


2011-12 CALENDAR

Spring 2012 (download in PDF format)

Tuesday, February 14, 12:50 PM - 2:10 PM, SBS N320
New Interdisciplinary Perspectives - "Why a World of Many Flags: Privateering and the Strange Sovereignty of The Provincial Oriental"
Lauren Benton, New York University - History Department

Wednesday, March 14, 12:50 PM to 2:00 PM, SBS N403
Stony Brook Faculty Workshop- "What can the Arab Revolution of 2011 and the Iranian Revolution of 1979 add to the Comparative Sociology of Revolution"
Said Arjomand , Stony Brook University - Sociology Department

Fall 2011

Wednesday, September 28th, 12:50 PM to 2:00 PM, SBS N-320
Faculty Workshop - "The Third World in the Two Germanys: An Entangled History of the Cold War and Decolonization"
Young-Sun Hong, Stony Brook University - History Department

Wednesday, October 19th, 12:50 PM to 2:00 PM, SBS N-320
New Interdisciplinary Perspectives - "Why State Strength and Weakness Persist: The Social Origins of State Power in 20th Century Latin America"
Hillel Soifer, Temple University - Department of Political Science   

News & Events

  December 2014  
  Florencia Arancibia has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council for her research project, "Social movements and knowledge intermediaries: participatory methods for inclusive innovation."  
  October 2014
  IHSS will present Rick DesRochers, Long Island University-Post Campus, Department of Theatre, October 14, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "The Family Act Goes to School - The Marx Brothers, Vaudeville, and Americanization."  
  September 2014  
  Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem co-author New York Times opinion piece on consensual sex on college campuses entitled "Yes Is Better Than No."
Kristen Shorette receives ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award for her project, "Freedom from Discrimination as Human Right?  The Global Human Rights Regime and the Diffusion of Affirmative Action since 1965"
Carrie Shandra selected as a Fellow of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's Switzer Research Program
Nicholas Wilson, Yale University, September 29, 2014, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Corruption and the Making of Modern Bureaucracy:  Evidence from the British Empire in India."
IHSS will present Steven Skiena, Stony Brook University, Department of Computer Science, September 18, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "Who's Bigger?  Where Historical Figures Really Rank.
  June 2014
  •Suzan Walters was named a 2014 Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award Recipient by SAGE.  
  May 2014  
  Cathy Marrone receives the Sister Margareet Ann Landry Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stony Brook Student Life Awards Ceremony  
  April 2014  

•Study by Arnout van de Rijt and Michael Restivo published in PNAS and featured in The Economist
•Kenneth Pierce has received the Jean Harvey Slappy Fellowship by the Marcus Garvey Foundation
•Florencia Arancibia has been awarded an Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Field Research Fellowship
IHSS, co-sponsored with the Department of History presents Samuel Roberts, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, April 22nd, 2:30 PM, SBS N320, "Black Politics, Caught Between Criminalization and Medicalization:  Methadone Maintenance, Decriminalization, and Harm Reduction, 1965-1990."
Natalia Sarkisian, Boston College, April 17th, 4:00 PM, SBS S403,"More or Less Kin:  Economic Disparities and Kin Support"
Oyeronke Oyewumi received the Distinguished Africanist Award by the New York African Studies Association (NYASA)
•Hyang-Gi Song has been awarded the Center for Korean Studies graduate fellowship
Jennifer London, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, April 9, 2014, 3:00 PM, Stony Brook Manhattan, "Understanding Authoritarianism as a Dynamic Category of Practice:  Ibn al-Muqaffa's Legacy for the History of Arab Political Thought:"

  March 2014  

•Brooke Ellison, Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Management at Stony Brook University, was selected by the World Economic Forum as a 2014 Global Leader.
•Oyeronke Oyewumi awarded 2014/15 Fulbright Scholar Grant for teaching and research in Harare, Zimbabwe
•Rebekah Burroway, Cathy Marrone, and Carrie Shandra awarded Dean's Funds for Excellence awards
•Sasha Rodriguez awarded the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship
•Bethany Coston receives the Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award
•Sasha Rodriguez receives the Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship
•Amanda Kennedy receives the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
•Sociology Major Neha Kinariwalla receives Gates Cambridge University Fellowship
•Ambassador Robert Toscano, March 24, 2014, 4:00 PM, Center for Italian Studies, Library, Room E4340, "Putin's Russia: Between Soviet Nostalgia and Traditionalist Nataionalism"
Valerie Leiter, Simmons College, March 13th, 4:00 PM, Health Sciences Center,Level 2, Room 408 (School of Health Technology and Management Conference Room),"Power, Rights, and Participation among Youth with Disabilities."  Co-sponsored by the Program in Public Health
IHSS will present Lori Flores, Stony Brook University, Department of History, March 5, 12:00 Noon, SBS N320, "Battlegrounds of Masculinity:  Latino Servicemen, Zoot Suiters, and Farmworkers in World War II"

  February 2014
  •Tarun Banerjee receives Sociology Department's Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award.
Crystal Fleming receives Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
IHSS will present Lawrence Frohman, Stony Brook University, Department of History, February 12th, 11:30 AM, SBS N320, "Surveillance, Security, Divinity"

Department of Sociology,  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4356, tel.: +1 (631) 632-7700

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