Durability: A History of the Future, 1869-1912


Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Robinson Hall, Lower Library, Harvard Yard, 35 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar presents

Timothy Mitchell
Professor, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

Professor Mitchell's talk will focus on Egypt 1869-1912, and construction of durable infrastructure projects such as the first Aswan Dam (1899-1902).

Commentator: Khaled Fahmy, Shawwaf Visiting Professor of Modern Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Graduate student commentator: Aden Knapp, PhD Candidate and Frank Knox Fellow, Department of 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.

Contact: Jessica Barnard