Initiative for the Historical Social Sciences (IHSS)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
|•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."|
|•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."|
|•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.
|•Suzan Walters was named a 2014 Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award Recipient by SAGE.|
|•Cathy Marrone receives the Sister Margareet Ann Landry Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stony Brook Student Life Awards Ceremony|
•Study by Arnout van de Rijt and Michael Restivo published in PNAS and featured in The Economist
•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.
|•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