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 HIGHS schedule for the current year is below. The schedule in past years is archived here.

* Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held on Wednesdays at 3:45 pm in the History Dept. Conference Room in Robinson Hall, and papers are circulated in advance by email.

Fall 2019

September 25
Julia Irwin (University of South Florida): “Catastrophic Diplomacy: A History of U.S. Response to Natural Disaster”

October 16
Adom Getachew (University of Chicago/Safra Center for Ethics): "The Plantation’s Colonial Modernity in Comparative Perspective”

November 6
Megan Black (London School of Economics): “Undermining Rights: Transnational Environmental Justice and Indigenous Activism across Settler States”

December 4
Elizabeth Ingleson (Southern Methodist University): “Making Made In China: Race, Labor, and Politics in U.S.-China Trade 1971-1980"

Spring 2020

February 12
Keisha N. Blain (University of Pittsburgh/Hutchins Center): "'East Unites with West': African American Women’s Visions of Japan in the Early Twentieth Century"

March 11
Michele Louro (Salem State University): "The Red Scare Comes India: The Meerut Trial and its Aftermath, 1929-1934" 

April 1
Christopher Dietrich (Fordham University): "The Continuing Education of Ralph Bunche in the 1930s"

April 29
Ruodi Duan (Harvard University): "Chinese Visions of African American History, Politics, and Culture, 1960-1964"