WIGH Seminar: Liliana Obregón, "Writing International Legal History during the Long Nineteenth Century: Lawyers as Global Historians 1750 -1900"


Monday, November 14, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


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

"Writing  International  Legal  History  during  the  Long  Nineteenth  Century: Lawyers  as Global Historians 1750 -1900"
Speaker: Liliana Obregón, WIGH Visiting Fellow, Spring 2017; Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Fall 2016; Associate Professor in International Law, University of Los Andes Law School, Colombia

Commentator: Samuel Moyn, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Professor of History, Harvard University

Graduate Student Commentator: Aden Knapp, 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.