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'Globalization and Divergence over five millennia'.

Centre for Imperial & Global History Annual Lecture

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

Event details

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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Building:One Matrix Lecture Theatre