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 schedule for 2015-2016 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 the Lower Library of Robinson Hall, and papers are circulated in advance by email.

Fall 2015

September 23
Philip J. Stern, Duke University
"The Nomos of the Island: Law and Geography in the Anglo-Portuguese 'Transfer' of Bombay"

September 30
Michael Goebel, Free University, Berlin
"Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism"

October 21
Jennifer Pitts, University of Chicago
"Boundaries of the International: A Contribution to the Critical History of International Law"

November 18
Arnulf Becker Lorca, Brown University
"Critical Rather than Realist or Idealist Histories; and Global Rather than International History: Beyond Mestizo International Law"

Spring 2016

February 10
Elizabeth Borgwardt, Washington University in St. Louis
"The Nuremberg Idea: Crimes against Humanity in History, Law, & Politics"

March 2
Daniel Immerwahr, Northwestern
"How to Hide an Empire: Geography and Power in the Greater United States"

April 6
Timothy Nunan, Harvard Academy
"Persian Visions of Nationalism and Inter-Nationalism in a World at War"

May 4
David Engerman, Brandeis University
"Development Politics and the Cold War"

Past Years



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