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.
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 Satya (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"