From: Stuart B Schwartz, schwa001@maroo
In response to the call for descriptions of world history grad programs, H-worlders might be interested in the program in Early Modern History at the University of Minnesota.
This is essentially a world history program which concentrates on the period 1450-1800. It is inter-continental in scope and seeks to integrate faculty and students with area interests into a study of the connections and comparisons during this period. The Center for early Modern History has a core faculty (specialties in China, Iberia, Latin America, Europe, North America, Native American, Africa, Middle East) and has a program in which distinguished visitors are brought in for academic terms or for shorter periods. Last year for example we had short visits from Nikkie Keddie, Jack Goldstone, and Robert Brenner. This year we had as a visiting professor for fall Sanjay Subrahmanyan (Delhi School of Economics).
The Center also sponsors conferences and other activities and has a series "Studies in Early Modern History" published by Cambridge University Press. The most recent volume is Stuart Schwartz, ed. "Implicit Understandings. Observing, reporting, and reflecting on the Encounters between Europeans and Other Peoples in the Early Modern Era" (Cambridge, 1994).
For further information write to Lucy Simler, Center for Early Modern History, Department of History, 614 Social Science, Minneapolis, Mn. 55455.
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