WIGH Seminar: "Indian Labour Migration in Global History Perspective: 'Coolie' and 'Kangany' Migration Compared 1840-1940"


Monday, April 27, 2015, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Lower Level Library, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street

Speaker: Prabhu Mohapatra (University of Delhi, India)

Commentator: Claudia Bernardi (WIGH Fellow; University of Roma Tre, Italy)

Graduate Student Commentator: Bao Chao (Southeast Asian Studies, Harvard)

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 2014/15 at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Discussions will be moderated by Professors Sven Beckert 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.