Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS)

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Arne Westad
Seminar Coordinator: Tommy Jamison

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 2017

September 20
Mary Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory Law School
"Death and the War Power: A History" (co-sponsored with the Warren Center for Studies in American History)

October 4
Trygve Throntveit, Dean's Fellow for Civic Studies, University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development
"Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment" (co-sponsored with the Colloquium for Intellectual History) 

October 18 (*Location: CGIS South, S050*)
William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Amherst College
"Gorbachev: His Life and Times" (co-sponsored with the Davis Center for Russian Studies)

November 1
Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Professor of History, Free University Berlin
"Gender, Humanitarian Intervention and the War of 1898" (co-sponsored with the Warren Center for Studies in American History)

November 29
David Engerman, Ottilie Springer Professor of History, Brandeis University
"The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India"


Spring 2018

February 7

Heidi Tworek, Assistant Professor in International History, University of British Columbia

"Communicable Disease: The League of Nations and the Creation of World Epidemiological Intelligence" (Co-sponsored with the Center for History and Economics)

March 28
Glenda Sluga, Professor of International History, University of Sydney
"Women, Men and the Origins of International Society, 1812-1822" (co-sponsored with the Center for History and Economics)

April 11
Sulmaan Khan, Assistant Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations, Tufts University
"Chinese Grand Strategy: The Jiang Zemin-Hu Jintao Era"

April 30 (4:15-6:00pm, Robinson Lower Library)
Fred Cooper, Professor of History, New York University
"Post-imperial Possibilities: The Idea of Eurafrica in France and French Africa, 1945-1960" (co-sponsored with the Center for European Studies "New Directions in European History" Seminar)