The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research
State Formations: Histories and Cultures of Statehood
2013-2014 Seminars: "The State as Idea and Practice."
Sept 20: Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University:
Keynote Lecture:"The Effect of the State"
October 4: Bob Jessop, University of Lancaster
"The State as a Social Relation: Some Implications of the Strategic-Relational Approach"
October 18: Gary Gerstle, Vanderbilt
"Bringing the States Back In: The Police Power and American Politics, 1789-1931"
Nov. 1: Mark Bevir, University of California-Berkeley
"A New Governance: Hierarchies, Markets, and Networks, 1979-2010"
Nov. 22: R. Bin Wong, UCLA
"The Fiscal State: Modern Norm, General Model, or Historical Type of State?"
Dec. 6: Julia Strauss, Senior Faculty Fellow, SOAS, University of London:
"Repertoires, performances, and institution creation: Comparing Regime Consolidation in China and Taiwan, 1949-1955"
January 17: Diane King, Junior Faculty Fellow, University of Kentucky
"Patrilineal Memory and Bodies Politic in the Middle East"
January 31: Clifford Ando, University of Chicago
"The ambitions of government: Territoriality and infrastructural power in ancient Rome."
Feb. 28: Josiah Ober, Stanford:
"The world of Greek poleis as an ecology of states"
March 28: Michael Martuccio, Dissertation Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University
"Cooperation, Capital, and Italian States: AD 1100-1550"
April 11:Annabel Brett, University of Cambridge
"The Space of Politics and the Space of War in Early Modern Natural Jurisprudence"
April 18: Michael Szonyi, Harvard University:
"State Institutions and Everyday Politics in Ming China(1368-1644): Towards a social history of the Ming military"