Pauley Symposium & Lecture

 Carroll R. Pauley Lecture Series & Symposium
Carroll R. Pauley Lecture Series & Symposium

Organized in memory of University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus Carroll R. Pauley (class of 1930), the Pauley Symposium takes place every three years on the University campus. Pauley memorial lectures are held in the years between the symposia. Both events feature a wide variety of speakers addressing current research in history and other social sciences, engaging both academics and the general public in an open discussion of the relationship between the past and the present.

Andres Resendez

October 5, 2017: Andrés Reséndez

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Nebraska Union, Colonial Room

A historian at the University of California, Davis, he recently received the Bancroft Prize for The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.

Abstract

"The Other Slavery" examines the system of bondage that targeted Native Americans, a system that was every bit as terrible, degrading, and vast as African slavery. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 million Native Americans may have been enslaved throughout the hemisphere in the centuries between the arrival of Columbus and the beginning of the 20th century. And, interestingly, in contrast to African slavery which targeted mostly adult males, the majority of these Indian slaves were women and children.

Bio

Andrés Reséndez grew up in Mexico City where he received his B.A. in International Relations, briefly went into politics, and served as a consultant for historical soap operas (telenovelas). He got his Ph.D. in History at the University of Chicago and has taught at Yale, the University of Helsinki, and at the University of California, Davis where he is currently a history professor and departmental vice chair. He lives with his family in Davis, California. He is the author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and winner of the 2017 Bancroft Prize. His other books include A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca (Basic Books, 2007), and Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New Mexico, 1800-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

book cover of The Other Slavery

PAST EVENTS

2016

Legal Borderlands in the North American West, October 6-7, 2016: Legal borderlands include spaces crisscrossed by jurisdictional, political, and racial/ethnic boundaries. Other legal borderlands are international boundaries that divide cities and families. In addition to physical spaces, legal borderlands also include philosophical spaces where the legal code is ambiguous or contradictory—those offering “separate, but equal” protections, for instance, or those defining American Indians simultaneously as sovereign nations and as wards of the federal government. Similarly contradictory legal borderlands include the many competing codes and jurisdictions regulating criminal law, immigration, mineral rights, reproductive rights, water distribution, and other fundamental concerns in the legal history of the North American West. Join us in exploring these legal borderlands through a keynote lecture, roundtable discussions, and gallery talk October 6 and 7.

2015

Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University, will deliver the 2015 Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture on the "Rights of Citizenship: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Healthcare in America.”

Darlene Clark Hine (PhD Kent State University, 1975) is a leading historian of the African American experience who helped found the field of black women’s history and has been one of its most prolific scholars. A past-president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association and the winner of numerous honors and awards, she is the Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern. Her numerous publications include The African-American Odyssey, Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas, Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950, The Harvard Guide to American History, Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History, More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas, A Question of Manhood: A Reader in U.S. Black Men’s History and Masculinity, A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America, Speak Truth to Power: Black Professional Class in United States History, and “We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible”: A Reader in Black Women’s History. She has been awarded fellowships and grants by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

2014

Emily Rosenberg, Professor of History, University of California, Irvine spoke on "The Great War and the American Empire.”

2013

The 2013 Lecture was delivered by R. Paul Thompson from University of Toronto. Dr. Thompson spoke on “Water, Food Security, and Agro-technology: Current Challenges Placed in Historical Context.”

2012

Oct. 17, 7 p.m. -- In conjunction with the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues, the symposium will welcome keynote speaker Charles Villa-Vicencio, a South African theologian regarded as a global authority in the area of transitional justice. He will present “Violence, Religion, Financial Muscle and Liberation: Can Africa Heal Itself?” at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.

Oct. 18 (all in the Nebraska Union auditorium, 14th and R streets): 8:45 a.m. -- Elazar Barkan, professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and director of Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, will present “Beyond Accountability: Historical Dialogue and Conflict Resolution.” 9:45 a.m. -- Alexander Byrd, associate professor of history at Rice University, will present “Intransigent Blackness: Houston’s African American High Schools since Brown.” 11:15 a.m. -- J.R. Miller, Canada research chair in native-newcomer relations at the University of Saskatchewan, will present “History Rediscovered and Refashioned: The Role of History in Canadians’ Pursuit of Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples since the 1970s.” 1:30 p.m. -- Christina Schwenkel, associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, will present “The Ambivalence of Reconciliation in Vietnam.

2011

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture: "Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War", presented by Bancroft Prize-winner Thomas G. Andrews, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
September 15, 2011, at 7:30 PM
Great Plains Art Museum

2010

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture: "'A formal hypocrite, a loathsome animal': Scotophobia, Anti-Puritanism and Charles I's Appeal to Public Opinion on the Eve of the English Civil War", presented by Tim Harris, Munro-Goodwin Wilkinson professor in European history at Brown University.
October 28, 2010, at 7:30 PM
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2009

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture: "Sports in History, History in Sports"
October 22-23, 2009
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2008

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture: "Religion, Sex, and Politics: The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and 19th-Century American Culture", presented by Pulitzer prize-winning biographer Debby Applegate.
October 16, 2008, at 7:30 PM
Great Plains Art Museum

2007

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture: "Academic Freedom in the Age of Homeland Security", presented by Barbara Weinstein, New York University, President, American Historical Association, response presented by Waskar Ari, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies.
October 11, 2007, at 7:30 PM
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sixth Annual Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture Flyer

2006

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture: "History in the Digital Age",
September 21-22, 2006, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

First Annual Nebraska Digital Workshop, September 23, 2006, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2005

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture: "The American Century and Beyond: Two German Perspectives", presented by Detlef Junker and Philipp Gassert of the Center for American Studies at Germany's University of Heidelberg.
September 7, 2005, at 7:30 PM
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2004

Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture: "The Kansas-Nebraska Act and American Political Culture", presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mark Neely Jr. of Pennsylvania State University.
September 20, 2004, at 7:30 PM
Warner Senate Chambers, Nebraska Capitol Building