2021 Virtual Graduate Symposium


June 18-2

Prerecorded presentations are available to registered attendees via the JHI Blog.

Questioning Hegemonic Ideas

Qingyang Sonia Li (Freie Universität Berlin & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), “Science” After Birth: A Study of Postpartum Discourse in The Ladies’ Journal, 1915–31

Pablo Soffia Palma (UCL, London), Languages of Historical Representation: Andrés Bello and Domingo Faustino Sarmiento on the Theory and Method of History in Post-Colonial Spanish America

Mediated Knowledge and Aesthetic Experience

David Alejandro Hernandez (University of Chicago), What Good Is a Poem?: Reading Laura Riding’s Renunciation

Lotta Vuorio (University of Helsinki), Performing History: Reconstructing British Nineteenth-Century Physical Exercises

Limits of the Rational

Aleksandra Bessonova (European University at St. Petersburg), Intuition and the Irrational in Early Twentieth-Century Russia: The Case of Theosophy

Odile Panetta (Girton College, Cambridge), Reason, Truth, and the Persecution of Heretics in Sixteenth-Century Switzerland

June 26

Workshops and Discussion Session.
Registered attendees will receive a Zoom invite in advance to attend the Discussion Session.
Register here.

11:00 AM-12:15 PM (EDT): Workshops

Questioning Hegemonic Ideas
Joyce Chaplin (Harvard University)

Mediated Knowledge and Aesthetic Experience
Donna Jones (University of California, Berkeley)

Limits of the Rational
Michael Carhart (Old Dominion University)

Speakers and discussants only.

12:30-1:30 PM (EDT): Virtual Discussion Session

Open to the public upon registration.


REGISTER to receive access to prerecorded presentations and the Discussion session.
Registration will close on June 25, 2021.
Limited space available.