POSTPONED What is History? – A Zoom Talk by Michael Lang
PLEASE NOTE. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD.
“What is History?” examines the various ways in which different world cultures have treated the past. In the 18th century, Europe saw radical changes in how scholars imagined history in response to new conceptions of the natural globe and its civilizations. These served as grounding for the modern Euro-American historical method. Dr. Lang will then examine modern history and its debates and changes. Dr. Lang’s presentation concludes with the contemporary challenges to history: what is the value of history? What are its prospects?
Dr. Michael Lang is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maine. He received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine. His field of research is modern Europe with emphasis in intellectual history, international relations, and the connections between the two. He teaches the European survey as well as advanced and graduate courses in international affairs, globalization, the history of theory, and methodology.
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