July 29 - August 9, 2013
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany
Harry Liebersohn, Professor of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Jürgen Osterhammel, Professor of History, University of Konstanz, Germany.
This post-doctoral seminar will examine first encounters between Westerners (including overseas settlers) and non-Westerners, 1750-1940. Topics in 2013 will include critiques of modernization schemas; arguments about the transition from Enlightenment to high imperialism; the transnational movement of workers, missionaries, and intellectuals; and cultural encounters in the arts.
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