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Symposium on Globalization and the Humanities: Then and Now, Here and There

February 25, 2010 @ 7:30 pm - February 27, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

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IRH 50th Anniversary Symposium:


The Symposium will address a number of vital debates about globalization, focusing on what the humanities can contribute to understanding globalization as well as how the humanities are being reinvented as a result of globalization. The political, economic, and technological controversies about globalization often overshadow its cultural and philosophical dimensions. Social science debates typically focus on the pros and cons of globalization in the context of conflictual relations between the “West” and the rest of the world in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The humanities have much to learn from these debates but also much to contribute.


Keynote Speakers:

Natalie Zemon Davis, History, University of Toronto

Anna L. Tsing, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

R. Radhakrishnan, English; Asian American Studies, University of California, Irvine



Susan David Bernstein

Rachel Brenner

Scott Carter

Jill Casid

Lalita du Perron

Névine El-Nossery

Ken George

Steven Hutchinson

Helen Kinsella

Mary Layoun

Maria Lepowsky

Caroline Levine

Venkat Mani

Mark Netzloff

Rob Nixon

Jonathan Pollack

Brian Sandberg

Stephanie Spadaro

Nora Taylor

Neil L. Whitehead

André Wink


February 25, 2010 @ 7:30 pm
February 27, 2010 @ 9:00 pm
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