Launching the CIS 50th Anniversary speaker series on “Thinking Globally”, Lynn Hunt considers how historically-minded scholars are devising alternatives to nation-state histories, and discusses ways to incorporate the insights of social and cultural history into new global perspectives.
CIS is pleased to welcome Lynn Hunt (History, UCLA) for the first event in our 50th Anniversary series on “Thinking Globally.” Prof. Hunt will present on “Thinking Globally in Historical Studies: Prospects and Problems.”
Is globalization the new paradigm that will reinvigorate history? Or will it choke off all other possible contenders and renew a narrative on the inevitability of world modernization on the Western model? As the social and cultural theories that stimulated much history writing from the 1950s onward have lost vitality, new interest in thinking globally has prompted historically-minded scholars to devise alternatives to nation-state histories. In short, new ways of conceiving the world are being developed. In this CIS “Thinking Globally” Distinguished Lecture, Prof. Lynn Hunt (UCLA) considers which ones are most promising and discusses ways to incorporate the insights of social and cultural history into new global perspectives.
Lynn Hunt is Distinguished Research Professor & Eugen Weber Endowed Chair in Modern European History at the University of California at Los Angeles. A historian of the French Revoltuion, she has made field-defining contributions to European cultural history, the history of gender, and the history of human rights. Prof. Hunt’s current research projects include a study of French revolutionary graphic arts and French revolutionary finances. A prolific author, her most recent book is Writing History in the Global Era (W.W. Norton, 2014).