Topic: “On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. Learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II”
Speaker: Sheldon Garon, Nissan Professor in Japanese Studies. Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University
Commentator: Fredrik Logevall (Harvard Kennedy School)
Graduate Student Commentator: David Krueger, 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 2950hf, 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 and Charles S. Maier.
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in the Lower Level Library, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, from 4:00-6:00pm.