Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS)

WATCH THIS SPACE: HIGHS will be on hiatus in 2014-15 as both co-chairs are on leave. It will return in 2015-16.

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 supported by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, typically meets four times each term on Wednesday afternoons.

The schedule for 2013-2014 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.

Fall 2013

September 18
Panel: "The Collapse of Communism in Europe: New Perspectives" (25th anniversary of 1989)
Speakers: Serhii Plokhii and Mary E. Sarotte
Respondents: Charles Maier and Terry Martin

October 2
** 4:15 PM, The Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS-020, 1730 Cambridge Street **
Sunil S. Amrith, Birkbeck, University of London
"Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants"
** History and Economics Seminar event co-sponsored by HIGHS **

October 16
Davide Rodogno, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
"Beyond relief in the Near East: the Near East Relief humanitarian practices and visions during the 1920s"
Comment: Eva Bitran, Harvard University

November 13
Jennifer Burns, Stanford University
"Milton Friedman: The Economist as Historian"
** co-sponsored with the Center on History and Economics

Spring 2014

February 12
Brad Simpson, University of Connecticut
"Self-determination, economic sovereignty and international history"
Comment: Barnaby Crowcroft, Harvard University

March 5
David Engerman, Brandeis
"Planning for Prosperity: The Economic Cold War in India"
Comment: Lydia Walker, Harvard University

March 26
Stella Ghervas, Harvard & Maison des Sciences de l'Homme d'Aquitaine
"Balance of Power vs. Perpetual Peace: Evolution of the Paradigms of European Order from Utrecht to Vienna (1713-1815)"
Comment: Marco Basile, Harvard University

April 9
Asher Orkaby, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
"The International History of the Yemeni Civil War (1962-70)"
Comment: Timothy Nunan, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Conference: "The Power of Peace: New Perspectives on the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)"
Friday, April 11, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall
Co-sponsored by HIGHS and the Center for European Studies. For full details see here.

Past Years



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