Our first event will take place on Friday, September 26th at 5pm in the first-floor seminar room followed by dinner in the second-floor conference room in 429 Cooper Street.

We welcome Naomi Taback who completed her PhD in early modern European history in 2013 at UCLA, where she currently teaches. She will present a book chapter titled “Making Artificial Man: Thomas Bray on the Education of American Indians”, which examines several British plans for the education of American Indians in the eighteenth century. Our very own Andrew Shankman will serve as commentator.

Please RSVP for our first event by September 19th to Professor Susan Mokhberi at s.mokhberi@rutgers.edu

Our second event will take place on Friday, October 24 at 5pm and will feature our colleague from Rutgers New Brunswick, Jennifer Jones, who will present her work on Therese Levasseur (Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s mistress) and the Enlightenment. Our commentator will be Joy Deborah Wiltenburg, who teaches and publishes on early modern Europe and women’s history at Rowan University.