The Transformation of the World: On the Difficulty of Writing Social History in a Global Mode
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.
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This event will take place at Fischer Hall (1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG)