Semester Schedule

Fall 2022 Seminar Schedule

RCHA's "Repairing the Past" Seminar Series 

directed by Jochen Hellbeck (History, Rutgers)  and Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan (History, Rutgers)

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings will be held from 11--1:00pm via in person and virtually

For registration and admission to Zoom meetings, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



13- Introductory Meeting

20- Andy Urban, "Suspicious Stakeholders and Mushy Narratives: Seabrook Farms and Obstacles to Repair in Community-Engaged Public History Work"

27- Ethel Brooks, “Intimate Recountings, Digital Circulations: Romani Stories, Familial Formations and Reparative Histories”


4-  Alex Hinton, “The Anthropological Witness.”  

11- Tim Cunningham, “The Spatial Legacy of Conflict: Lessons from Belfast"

18- Anna Nath, "Through the Looking Glass: Personal writings in a Kaleidoscope of History or A Timestamped Search for Alternative Futures"

25- Liz Sevcenko, “Public History for a Post-Truth Era: Fighting Denial Through Memory Movements”


1 - Stephanie Love

8 - Emmet Von Stackelberg, “Safe for Whom?: The Toxic Afterlives of Celluloid Film”

15- John Seabrook, “The Spinach King”

29- Sam Casper, "The Innocent Victims Have Been Rehabilitated': Memory Practices and Restorative Justice in the Post-Stalin USSR" 


6- Evelyn Saavedra Autry, “Insurgent Memories of Armed Struggle: Self-representation by Female ex-Combatants in Peru”

13- Full seminar discussion of themes