WIGH Seminar: Forced Labor, Waged Labor and Industrial Work Practices: Naval Shipyards as Laboratories of Capitalism, 1750-1870


Monday, January 29, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Pepijn Brandon, Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands, WIGH Fellow

Commentator: Alex Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling, Jr., Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard University
Graduate-student commentator: TBA

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 thecourse website (Harvard ID required) or by request to jbarnard@fas.harvard.edu one week ahead of time.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in the Lower Level Library, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, from 4:00-6:00pm.

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