IA Events

Talk: Prof Mark Thurner on 'The Colonial Invention of Global History'

Publication date: Feb 19, 2013 3:10:03 PM

Start: Mar 14, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 14, 2013 7:00:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ


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.

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.