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17:30 - 19:00 14 March 2013

Prof Mark Thurner on ‘The Colonial Invention of Global History’


Seminar Room 103, First Floor | (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PN |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge but registration required
Ticketing: Ticketed

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Prof Mark Thurner, University of Florida

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.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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