Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop Fall 2020


Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop

Below is the complete fall schedule for the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the workshop will take place over Zoom. Should you have any questions, or if there is any way we can help facilitate your participation, please contact us at or Papers are precirculated the Wednesday before the scheduled workshop, and can be accessed either through our Canvas page or via the TAMEW website, under the heading "Current Paper" (Password: HopeFranklin).

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (CST)

Meeting on Zoom: Link to be Circulated with Each Paper a Week in Advance see the TAMEW website (

Coordinators Abigail Bratcher and Ben Van Zee


September 30th

Roy Kimmey III, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “Between the Letter and Spirit of the Law: Loans, Taste, and the Making of Romani Consumer Citizens in Late State Socialist Hungary”


October 14th

Anna Band, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “Zimmer Frei: Jews and their Rooms in WWI through Weimar Berlin”


October 28th

Zoya Sameen, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “‘Plain Tales,’ Bare Truths: British Soldiers and the Memory of Prostitution in Late Colonial India”


November 11th

Abigail Bratcher, PhD Student, History

Title: “Knowing the Kazakh Steppe: How Pedologists and Peasants Created Knowledge of Steppe Soils during the Cold War”


December 2nd  

Ben Van Zee, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “The Second Scramble for East Africa: The Ambiguities of Mandate Sovereignty and the Anglo-German Struggle for Demographic Domination in Tanganyika”


We look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming workshop.