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'Globalization and Divergence over five millennia'.

Centre for Imperial & Global History Annual Lecture

A Centre for Imperial and Global History seminar
Date25 May 2016
Time17:00 to 19:00
PlaceBuilding:One Matrix Lecture Theatre

Speaker: Professor James Belich (Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth, University of Oxford).

Can the concepts of ‘globalization’ and ‘divergence’ usefully be salvaged from modernity and Euro-centrism for the study of deep global history? Globalization is normally dated to some time after 1492, if not 1945, while divergence is normally considered sui generis, as in ‘the’ Great Divergence of Europe from the rest of the world. Here I adapt both concepts, posit several iterations over the last 5,000 years, and briefly consider their after-lives and interactions.

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