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 2020-21 is below. Past years are archived here.
Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held on Wednesdays at 3:45 pm. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, sessions will be held on Zoom until further notice .
Cindy Ewing (University of Missouri): “The Third World before Afro-Asia”
Comment: Ruodi Duan (Harvard)
The United Nations and International Order: 75 Years On
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Alvita Akiboh (University of Michigan): “Symbolic Decolonization: Material Culture and Performing the End of U.S. Empire”
Comment: Kristin Oberiano (Harvard)
Perin Gurel (University of Notre Dame): “The Politics of Beauty: Modernization Theory, Comparativism, and the Last Empress of Iran”
Comment: Catherine Boyle (Harvard)
Priya Satia (Stanford): "George Orwell and Empire"
Comment: Gili Kliger (Harvard)
Quito Swan (University of Massachusetts, Boston): "Rude Boy International: Sound Systems, Dancehall and Diasporas"
Comment: Holger Droessler (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Marino Auffant (Harvard): "Globalizing Oil, Unleashing Capital: An International History of the 1970s Energy Crisis"
Comment: Arbella Bet-Shlimon (University of Washington)