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, has met several times each term on Wednesday afternoons since 2003.

The HIGHS schedule for Fall 2020 is below. Past events are archived here.

Fall 2020

September 30
Cindy Ewing (University of Missouri): “The Third World before Afro-Asia”

October 21
75th UN Anniversary Panel: The United Nations and International Order

Jane Hong, Occidental College 
Jamie Martin, Georgetown University
Mira Siegelberg, University of Cambridge
Lydia Walker, University of London

November 11
Alvita Akiboh (University of Michigan): “Symbolic Decolonization: Material Culture and Performing the End of U.S. Empire”

December 2
Perin Gurel (University of Notre Dame): “The Politics of Beauty: Modernization Theory, Comparativism, and the Last Empress of Iran”

* Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held on Wednesdays at 3:45 pm at the History Dept. Conference Room, Robinson Hall. NOTE: sessions will be held remotely until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.