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The Pacific World

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Homer Babbidge Library, Class of 1947 Room

Public Lecture by David Armitage

Organized by the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute

"The Pacific is a sea of islands ... as well as a sea of rims and borders and connections. I think one of the futures of Atlantic history is precisely joining it to other oceanic and trans-regional histories. We need to think about the inter-relations between these oceanic arenas and how in some sense they add up to a global or proto-global history."

David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair (2012-14, 2015-16) of the Department of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history. He is also an Affiliated Faculty Member at Harvard Law School and an Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney. David Armitage is the author or editor of thirteen books, among them The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), which won the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award, The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007), which was chosen as a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, and Foundations of Modern International Thought (2013). His most recent edited works are Shakespeare and Early Modern Political Thought (2009), also a TLS Book of the Year, The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c. 1760-1840 (2010), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, and Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People (2014). His articles and essays have appeared in journals and collections around the world and his works have been translated into Chinese, Danish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

Photo Credit: Laura Mozes


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Asian American Studies Institute (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History Department, Honors Program, UConn Master Calendar

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