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Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Over thirty historians in the standing faculty with a broad range of research specialties advance our understanding of the past.

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Russian History and Culture Workshop

The Siberian Land Survey and the Politics of Spatial Approximation in Late Imperial Russia
Alberto Masoero, University of Turin

Oct 28, 2019 at | College Hall 209

Please find the pre-circulated paper here.



Annenberg Seminar in History

The Trans-Imperial Courtroom: Multi-Layered Historicities of Law in Colonial Algeria
Sarah Ghabrial, Concordia University

Oct 29, 2019 at | College Hall 209

Sarah Ghabrial is assistant professor of history at Concordia University and a fellow at Princeton's Shelly Cullom Davis Center.  She is completing her first book, a social and gender history of the…