Spring 2023 Lecture Line-Up

January 9, 2023


The Department of History presents the Spring 2023 lectures, which are free and open to the public. Please come and join the department!

Black History Month Lecture
Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making in the Twentieth Century
Featuring Dr. Kaysha Corinealdi, Emerson College
February 21, 2023  ·  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  ·  Foster 240

 “Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making in the Twentieth Century,” will focus on how we remember, write, and conceptualize histories of Black activism in the Americas. At the core of this exploration, Dr. Corinealdi will examine the actions and words of Black Panamanians who challenged denationalization and Jim Crow policies in Panama and the United States.

Russia-Ukraine War Anniversary Lecture
The Ukraine War: Ten Lessons in Twelve Months 
Featuring Dr. Volodymyr Kulikov, Visiting Professor at UT-Austin & Mykhaylo Simanovskyy, Graduate Researcher, UT-Austin
February 23, 2023  ·  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  · Kayser Auditorium

Marking the anniversary of Russia's heightened aggression, please join us for this special event examining the current situation in Ukraine. Our speakers are two scholars who once lived in the conflict zone - Dr. Volodymyr Kulikov, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at UT-Austin and Mykhaylo Simanovskyy, a Graduate Researcher in the Global Disinformation Lab at UT-Austin. They will discuss lessons from the first year of the war, including outcomes that "did not turn out as expected," such as the remarkable resilience of the Ukraine people, the global economic sanctions, and the energy wars.

Women’s History Month Lecture
Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law and the Making of a White Argentine Republic
Featuring Dr. Erika Edwards, The University of Texas at El Paso
April 19, 2023  ·  3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  ·  TBA

“Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law and the Making of a White Argentine Republic” will focus on manumission and the origins of “Black invisibility” in Argentina. Her research examines the origins of anti-blackness in the South American country between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, centering the experiences of African-descended women and showing how they negotiated their inclusion in society as they learned the contours of whiteness.