International History

The Georgetown University Institute for Global History and the Mortara Center for International Studies present a series of discussions on global history.

Conveners: Ananya Chakravarti, Assistant Professor, College; Toshihiro Higuchi, Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service; John McNeill, Professor, School of Foreign Service; David Painter, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service; and Aviel Roshwald, Professor, College

Schedules from previous years of the seminar can be found here

2018-2019 International History Seminar
Unless otherwise noted, the seminar will meet on Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 in the Mortara Center for International Studies at the corner of N and 36th Streets, NW (3600 N St., Washington, DC). Papers will be pre-circulated among participants, on the understanding that they are drafts, and not to be quoted from or cited without author’s permission. 

October 9th*: Andrea Mammone (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London), “Europe's Far Right: The Case for a Transnational and Historical Perspective”

*This is a lecture rather than our usual seminar-style gathering. It will take place 4:00-6:00pm in the CCAS Boardroom in the ICC Building, suite 241.

October 30th*: Daniel Bessner (Henry Jackson School of Int’l Studies, Univ. of Washington), “Existential Threats and Nuclear Assessment from the Cold War to the War on Terror”

*This seminar will take place 5:30-7:00pm in ICC 662.

November 20th: Kate Brown (University of Maryland), "Learning to Read the Great Chernobyl Acceleration: Literacy in the More Than Human Landscapes"

November 27th: Andrew Ross (MAGIC program, Georgetown), "Inventing the Cosmic Narrative: Nuclear Winter Theory, The Sagan-Teller Debates, and the Rising Cultural Significance of Science in a Globalizing America, 1977-1994"

* This seminar will take place 3:30-5:00pm in ICC 662.

December 5th: Choi Chatterjee, "Emma Goldman, M. N. Roy, and Re-imagining the Twentieth Century: Selfhood and State Power"

*This seminar will take place 12:30-2:00pm in the Mortara Center.

March 19th: Fritz Bartel, "The Capitalist Perestroika: Ronald Reagan’s Restructuring of the Global Economy and the Cold War"