Seminar coordinator: Victoria Gonzalez Maltes
The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history.
The HIGHS schedule for 2022-23 is below. Past years are archived here.
Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held on Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm. Events will be held in hybrid format, with an option for both in-person and remote participation.
Elisabeth Leake (Tufts): “Afghan Crucible: The Soviet Invasion and the Making of Modern Afghanistan”
Comment: Leora Eisenberg (Harvard), Serhii Plokhy (Harvard)
David Ekbladh (Tufts): “Plowshares into Swords: Weaponized Knowledge, Liberal Order, and the League of Nations”
Comment: Natalie Behrends (Harvard), Erez Manela (Harvard)
Giuliana Chamedes (Wisconsin): “Failed Globalists: European Socialists, the Welfare State, and the Challenge of the Global South, 1919-2019”
Comment: James Evans (Harvard), David Spreen (Harvard)
Marc Flandreau (Penn): “Rise of the Vultures: Jobbing Nations in the Victorian Stock Exchange”
Comment: Ellen Nye (Harvard), Charlotte Robertson (HBS)
Christy Thornton (Johns Hopkins): "To Reckon with the Riot: Social Protest and Global Economic Governance"
Comment: Joan Chaker (Harvard), Jamie Martin (Harvard)
Diana Kim (Georgetown University): "Untouchability as Global"
Comment: Hagar Gal (Harvard), Heather Streets-Salter (Northeastern)
Priya Lal (Boston College): "From Right to Left and Back Again: Professional Labor, Primary Health Care, and Neoliberalism's Unlikely Genealogies in Southeastern Africa"
Comment: Paul Clarke (Harvard), Quinn Slobodian (Wellesley)
Zaib un Nisa Aziz (University of South Florida): "'For Spain and for the World': The Spanish Civil War, the Colonial Question and the Politics of Comparison"
Comment: Mahia Bashir (Harvard), Elisabeth Leake (Tufts)