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Global History Seminar Series

Since 2008, the Northeastern University History Department has been hosting the Global History Seminar Series. The Seminar invites prominent scholars from around the world whose research employs cutting edge methods and focuses on issues of global reach. These scholars discuss their work with faculty and students.

Highlights from past years include such topics as genealogies of civil war (David Armitage), world empires in comparison (Jane Burbank and Fred Cooper), the African-American civil rights struggle in Europe (Martin Klimke), eroticism and colonial power (Philippa Levine), Southeast Asia in World History (Eric Tagliacozzo), Networks in World History (Kerry Ward), the British Empire in World History (Antoinette Burton), and Native Americans in World History (Benjamin Madley), among others.

This year’s conference is entitled “Power, Place, People: The Local & The Global” and will be held Saturday March 18th – Sunday March 19th. Free and Open to the Public.

Keynote speaker is Trevor Getz, Professor of History and Department Chair at San Francisco State University. His talk will be entitled “Echoes of Adwa: Memory, The Nation-State, & the World Historian”.

Conference Schedule: Northeastern Grad Conference 2017 Schedule