Public Events

The lab welcomes visitors from both on and off campus to participate in our conversations.  Unless otherwise noted below, all lab events take place in 101 Classroom Building and are free.


Spring 2019

February 15, 12:00-1:00pm – “Cruises, Cops, and the Blackmarket Organ Trade: Researching real microworlds to write fiction” with Sonali Dev. Dev is the author of A Distant Heart and three other award-winning novels.  This is an UNSUITABLE Series event.

March 4-10, 2019, times TBA – Multiple events (TBA) Visiting Scholar Professor. Claire Judd de Larivière (Université Toulouse II, Département d’histoire, Toulouse, France) “The ‘Revolt of the Snowballs’ and Using Microhistory to Research the Popolo of Venice”

March 22, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm – “Making Love out of History: 19th-century pleasure gardens and modern romance fiction” with Theresa Romain.  Romain is the author of The Prodigal Duke and more than a dozen acclaimed works of historical fiction. This is an UNSUITABLE Series event.

March, time and date TBA – “Microhistory of the Jewish Ghetto of Budapest” with Visiting Erasmus Fellow Erika Szívós of the Department of Social and Economic History, Eötvös Lórand University, Budapest. As part of an Erasmus Scholar Exchange Professor Szívós will be available to teach sections of seminars, classes, meet with students and give guest presentations.


* An “Event of Interest” is any event on campus or in the area that showcases projects based in microhistorical methods.  These events are not sponsored or organized by the MicroWorlds Lab.  Event organizers are welcome to send us information about your event to add to our calendar.