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Department Workshop

The Department Workshop is a forum for the presentation of work-in-progress by department faculty and graduate students. The Workshop meets (roughly) every second Friday during the academic year at 12.45. Lunch is provided for all participants. The paper for each session will be available at least a week prior to its presentation via email and a link on this page. We warmly invite anyone interested at the University or in the greater Rochester community to attend the Workshop.

Questions about the department workshop should be directed to the convener, Robert Westbrook, at

Fall 2018 Schedule

September 14Rush Rhees 456Thomas Devaney, "Everyday Miracles"
October 12Humanities Center, Conference Room DCamden Burd, "A Nation of Fruit Growers: Nineteenth-Century Nurserymen and the Planting of the American Landscape"
November 9Gamble RoomElya Zhang, "1949: Wasted Dollars and the Lost Chinese Market"
December 7Gamble RoomAndrew Kless, "Construction and Collapse: Felix von Merveldt's Zivilverwaltung"


Spring 2019 Schedule

February 15Gamble Room       Jean Pedersen, "Alexis de Tocqueville on France and America"
March 22              Gamble Room             Katherine Elena, "The Crisis Years: Professional Psychology Meets Cultural Feminism, 1970-1979"
April 12       Gamble Room                                            Joan Rubin, "Setting Music to Words"