WIGH Seminar: Sebastian Schmidt, "Global History of Global Cities"


Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

"Global History of Global Cities"
Sebastian Schmidt, Fellow, WIGH; PhD, History, Theory & Criticism of Architecture and Art, MIT


Commentator: Eve Blau, Adjunct Professor of the History and Theory of Urban Form and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Graduate Student Commentator: Jacob Anbinder, 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 Sugata Bose and Charles S. Maier.

Papers will be precirculated and available on the course 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.