The Transformation of the World: On the Difficulty of Writing Social History in a Global Mode


Location: London Global Gateway

Is a history of “society” still possible in terms of social history?
Professor Doctor Jürgen Osterhammel (Professor of Modern and Early Modern History, Universität Konstanz) will consider this question in a discussion of his new book, The Transformation of the World (Princeton University Press, 2014). He will take up a critic’s observation that there is no proper chapter on social history in the book, leading to his current attempt to write such a chapter in the context of another of his publications, History of the World (co-edited with Akira Iriey, Harvard University Press, 2012).
Copies of The Transformation of the World will be available to purchase at the seminar.
This event will take place at Fischer Hall (1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG)