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Doug Haynes traveled in June to the University of Goetingen, where he delivered a keynote lecture for a conference devoted to “Informal and Everyday Markets—Histories of Business and Entrepreneurship in India Since the Nineteenth Century.” In March, Haynes, who is a specialist in South Asian history, delivered a co-written plenary address at the colloquium “What is the History of the Body,” held at London’s Institute for Historical Research. This current year, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship is funding Haynes research on “Advertising and the Making of the Middle Class in Western India, 1918-1940.”
Colin Calloway was an invited speaker at The Global Migrations of the Scottish People symposium, Edinburgh University/Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies in July. His talk was on Scots and Indians in the American South. This October The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army was published by Oxford University Press.
In late August, Rich Kremer attended the of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Tartu. There, he gave a plenary address on the topic of “The Heroic Age: Great Telescopes of the 19th Century.” A video recording of his remarks is available online.
In early September, the annual meeting of the British Historians of American Nineteenth Century History (BrANCH) featured Leslie Butler as their annual Peter Parish Lecturer. Her remarks on “The Social Imaginary of ‘Movement’ in the Nineteenth Century” will be published in a forthcoming issue of American Nineteenth Century History. In April, Butler’s book on transatlantic liberalism was the centerpiece of a University of Halle conference on “Traveling Traditions: Nineteenth Century Negotiations of Cultural Concepts in Transatlantic Intellectual Networks.” Her keynote there addressed “Varieties of Transatlantic Reform Movements.”
Most recently, Darrin McMahon traveled to Europe to deliver the 2014 Burgerhart Lecture at Amsterdam’s John Adams Institute. His address there, which was sponsored by the Dutch-Flemish Society for 18th Century Studies, drew from his recently-published book Divine Fury: A History of Genius. Since this book’s publication, McMahon has discussed the topic of genius with audiences in Paristhe, Seattle, and Budapest, among other venues.