Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS)
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.
Lisa Ford, University of New South Wales
"Keeping the Peace in the Shadow of War: The British Empire and Order circa 1763"
Brian DeLay, University of California, Berkeley
"Dambreaking: Guns, Capitalism, and the Independence of the Americas"
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"
Paul Kennedy, Yale University
"Braudel, Profound History, and the Battle of the Atlantic in 1943"
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"
Adam Ewing, Virginia Commonwealth University
"Promised Land: A People's History of the Global Pan-African Movement"
Anna Su, University of Toronto
"The Rise and Fall of Universal Civil Jurisdiction"