GLOBAL HISTORY, GLOBALLY
February 8-9, 2008
Co-Chaired by Sven Beckert (Harvard) and
Dominic Sachsenmaier (Duke)
Sponsored by Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Duke University, this conference will be one of the first events bringing together global historians from all parts of the world.
During recent years, historians have sought to gain new international and global perspectives on the past. Their work increasingly transcends the history of particular nation-states and instead investigates transnational, transoceanic and other long-distance connections throughout human history. As part of this newly emerging global orientation, a growing number of scholars have contributed to an already substantial body of methodological and conceptual literature on global history. However, these debates on transnational and global history are far from being global in their own discourses--quite to the contrary, they remain largely confined to national or at most regional conversations. This conference seeks to establish an international dialogue between different regional and conceptual approaches to global history.
The conference is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register, and for more information, please visit:
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