WIGH Seminar: Peasant Consumers: Self-Fashioning and the Politics of Consumption in Bengal's Jute Tracts, 1850-1914


Monday, February 12, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Tariq Omar AliAssistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Commentator: Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Ellen Gurney Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Graduate-student commentator: Mou Banerjee, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

This graduate-faculty research seminar is designed to bring together interested faculty and students on a continuing basis to cover topics on global history. It is part of History 2950A, Approaches to Global History, and includes both reading sessions designed for graduate students and research sessions open to the interested public during which students and faculty participants will present current research. Faculty participants will be drawn from a number of schools, and, most especially, from the group of fellows in global history who are spending the academic year 2015/16 at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Discussions will be moderated by Professors Sven Beckert, Charles S. Maier, and Sugata Bose.

Papers will be precirculated and available on https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/30350 (Harvard ID required) or by request to jbarnard@fas.harvard.edu one week ahead of time.

Please note, this week will NOT be in Lower Library. We will meet in the Basements Seminar Room.

See also: Seminars