Talk: 'The Colonial Invention of Global History'
Thursday, 14 March 2013 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
UCL-Institute of the Americas proudly hosts Prof Mark Thurner (University of Florida) to deliver this talk, in which he argues that global history was invented in a colonial "intervention of interpretation" or "commentary" on imperial history. Citing examples from colonial and postcolonial Peru, Professor Thurner will develop his argument through a series of meditations on the enunciations in historical discourse of the ruling proper names of global history in the modern age: Peru, Spain, America, Indias, and Europe.
When & Where
UCL - Institute of the Americas
co-ordinating teaching and research on the Western Hemisphere. Its
wide coverage of the Americas includes the United States and Latin
America, the Caribbean and Canada, offering an opportunity to acquire
in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge of the Americas that is
unique in Europe.