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 supported by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, typically meets four times each term on Wednesday afternoons.
The schedule for 2012-2013 is below. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for past years.* Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in CGIS-South (1730 Cambridge Street), room S-050, and papers are circulated in advance by email.
Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University
"Institutions and Development: An International Historical Approach"
James Robinson, David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University
Tamara Kay, Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Chen Jian, Michael J. Zak Chair of History for US China Relations, Cornell University
"China, the Third World, and the Global Cold War"
Comment: Steffen Rimner, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
**CANCELLED ** November 14 (Room change: CGIS S-030)
Nicholas Rengger, Professor of Political Theory and International Relations, University of St Andrews
"Realism Tamed or Liberalism Betrayed? Dystopic Liberalism and the International Order"
Comment: Patricia Owens, Reader in International Relations, University of Sussex
Jo Guldi, Assistant Professor of History, Brown University
"The Long Land War: A Global History of Land Reform, c. 1860-Present"
Comment: Kirsten Weld, Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University
Vanessa Ogle, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
"The Many Worlds That Unifying Time Created, 1880-1930"
Comment: Heidi Tworek, Harvard University
March 6 (Room change: Robinson Hall, Lower Library)
Daniel Sargent, Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
"Managing Interdependence: The Experience of the United States in the mid-1970s"
Comment: Hassan Malik, Harvard University
Jenny Andersson, CNRS Fellow and Researcher, Sciences Po
"Forging the American future: Forecasting from RAND to the Commission for the Year 2000"
Comment: Lydia Walker, Harvard University
April 17 (Robinson Hall Lower Library)
**Special Event on Digital History/Big Data, co-sponsored with the History Department**
Matthew Connelly, Professor of History, Columbia University
"Decoding Official Secrecy: Computational Analysis of Hundreds of Thousands of Declassified Documents"
Mira Siegelberg, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
"Is Statelessness Actually Evil? Codifying Statelessness at the United Nations and Beyond, 1954-1964"
Comment: Samuel Moyn, Columbia University