Lecture | Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar (CHIRRS)
A Conversation with Sven Beckert on Global History, the World Economy and International Relations
- 8 November 2018
- Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar (CHIRRS) year 2018 - 2019
- Johan Huizinga
2311 VL Leiden
- Conference room (2.60)
Sven Beckert is the Liard Bell Professor of History at Harvard University. He researches and teaches the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political and transnational dimensions. He last book Empire of Cotton: A Global History, the first global history of the nineteenth century’s most important commodity, won many awards (Bancroft Award, The Philip Taft Award, the Cundill Recognition for Excellence and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize). His other publications have focused on the nineteenth-century bourgeoisie, on labor, on democracy, on global history and on the connections between slavery and capitalism. Currently he is at work on a history of capitalism.
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