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All seminar meetings take place from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the National Humanities Center. We meet in the West Conference Room, on the second floor.

September 15 – Filippo Screpanti (Romance Studies, Duke) on early modern Barbary piracy
October 6 – Chad Ludington (History, NC State), “Not exactly French: Irish merchants and the invention of Grand Cru Bordeaux wine in the eighteenth century.”
November 24 – Michael Behrent (History, Appalachian State) on“Young Foucault”
January 26 – Dan Sherman (History & Art History, UNC-CH) on archaeology, empire, and the media in early 20th-century France
February 9 – Johanna Montlouis-Gabriel (French, NC State) on community theater as outlet for French women of color’s expression of identity, in the Parisian banlieue
March 1 – Alexia Yates (University of Manchester & NHC fellow) on rentiers and the emergence of “financial modernity” in 19th- and early 20th-century France
March 29 – Anne O’Neil-Henry (French, Georgetown) on forms of energy, popular culture, and the expositions universelles – TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2020
April 26 – Marylaura Papalas (French, ECU) on 20th-century fashion in cultural history TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2020