As part of the History department's grant to explore ways in which we might make the survey sequence in American history more global, the grant team is pleased to announce that Daniel T. Rodgers, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and the Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis center for Historical Studies will be visiting Kent State University on March 1st. Many graduate students will have encountered two of Rodgers' monographs (The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920 and Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age) in graduate colloquiums at Kent State and there is every indication that Age of Fracture, his most recent monograph, will soon become a staple on graduate reading lists and syllabi. His visit to Kent will bring Professor Rodgers back to a topic that has long interested him--the transnational dimension of American history.
Friday, February 25th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m: Discussion group on readings selected by Professor Rodgers (with an assist to Professor Wunderlin). We'll read three chapters of Atlantic Crossings along with pieces written by Rodgers on "Public Policy" and "American Exceptionalism." Room: 224 Bowman
Tuesday, March 1st, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: An infromal Q&A session/discussion with Professor Rodgers. Room 208 BSA
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Professor Rodgers' formal presentation to the department. Room 208 BSA