Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
New Trends in Latin American Studies Series Featuring: Serge Gruzinski (Visiting Lecturer in History and Latin American Studies, Princeton University) and Jeremy Adelman (History, Princeton University) Since 1492, Latin America has been the site of global processes. Colonial encounters, political conquests, global epidemics, and the formation of export economies, Latin America has, more than any other region, been transformed by external forces and migrations. The lines have also been reversed, as Latin America also contoured worldmaking since Christopher Columbus. The region’s intellectuals have also been the source of much thinking about globalization – like concepts of creolization, mestizaje, dependency, and transculturation. Gruzinski and Adelman will explore these topics, compare their perspectives on Latin American and global history, and consider strategies for bridging the world history of a region and regional histories of the world.
216 Burr Hall