Encounters, Ethnographies and Empires

Framed around a core in World and European history, with particular attention to the early modern and modern eras, ENCOUNTERS is designed to help students in the concentration become conversant with issues that cut across regional specializations. Four courses are linked annually to the concentration.  These include two colloquia focused on broad topics; one seminar requiring extensive student research; and a graduate course in World history. Interested students should apply to the UIC graduate history program and mention ENCOUNTERS in their statement.

For further information contact:
Professor Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska
Department of History (m/c 198)
913 University Hall
601 S. Morgan Street
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-7109
Email: inazb@uic.edu

ENCOUNTERS Steering Committee (2009-10 )
Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska (Chair)
Kirk Hoppe
Mark Liechty
James Searing






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Participating History Department Faculty


Sunil Agnani:European Enlightenment, Literature of Empire and Decolonization

Renato Barahona: Early Modern Spain; Law and Gender; Basque Provinces

Burton Bledstein: U.S. Progressive Era; Religion

Chris Boyer: Modern Mexico; Environmental

Corey Capers:Early America and Atlantic Studies; Race; Cultural Theory; Popular Culture

Jonathan Daly: 20th Century Russia; World History

Malgorzata Fidelis:Modern Poland, Eastern Europe

Kirk Hoppe: Africa; Environmental; Globalization and Economic Development; World history.

Laura Hostetler: Qing Empire; Cartography

George Huppert: Early Modern Europe; Travel Narratives

Nicole Jordan: European Diplomatic

Richard Levy: Germany; Antisemitism

Mark Liechty: South Asia; Modernity; Class; Culture Theory

Rama Sundani Mantena:South Asia; Colonial India; British Empire; Cultural and Intellectual History

James Sack:18th and 19th Century Britain and Ireland

James Searing: West Africa; Slavery in the Atlantic World; Islam in West Africa

Sandy Sufian:Medicine and Public Health, Disability, Middle East, Colonial Medicine

Javier Villa-Flores: Colonial Mexico; Religion

Paul Zeleza: Africa, African Diasporas

Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska: Modern Britain; Gender; History of the Body

Pnom-Phen. Promenade a Éléphant Le Monde Illustré. T.LXXXI, 1904

Courtesy : Patricia Hickling