Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS)

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history.

The seminar, organized at the Department of History and generously supported by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, meets several times each term on Wednesday afternoons.

The current HIGHS schedule is below. The schedule for past years is available here.

* Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in the Lower Library of Robinson Hall, and papers are circulated in advance by email.

Fall 2016

September 21
Lisa Ford, University of New South Wales
"Keeping the Peace in the Shadow of War: The British Empire and Order circa 1763"

October 19
Brian DeLay, University of California, Berkeley
"Dambreaking: Guns, Capitalism, and the Independence of the Americas"

November 16
Vanessa Ogle, University of Pennsylvania
"Archipelago capitalism: tax havens, offshore finance, and special economic zones, 1920s-1980s"

*Monday*, November 21
Salim Yaqub, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Oil-Gotten Gains: Petrodollars, Abscam, and Arab American Activism, 1973-1981"

Spring 2017

February 1
Paul Kennedy, Yale University
Title TBA

February 15
Cemil Aydin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global History"

*Thursday*, March 2
Or Rosenboim, University of Cambridge
"The Chicago World Constitution (1948) and the Quest for Post-war Order"

March 22
Adam Ewing, Virginia Commonwealth University
"Promised Land: A People's History of the Global Pan-African Movement"

April 5
Anna Su, University of Toronto
"The Rise and Fall of Universal Civil Jurisdiction"



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