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February 2019

Book Talk by Kiran Klaus Patel, University of Maastricht: “The New Deal: A Global History”

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Prof. Kiran Klaus Patel (Univ. of Maastricht) will speak about his new book The New Deal: A Global History (Princeton University Press, 2016), which won the World History Association’s Bentley Book Prize in 2017. Professor Patel compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by other countries around the globe — not just in Europe but also in Latin America, Asia, and other parts of the world. Work creation, agricultural intervention, state planning,…

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Talk by Dr. Alexander Statman: “Global Enlightenment: France, China, and the Idea of Progress”

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Over the course of the Enlightenment, Europe claimed a monopoly on progress for itself alone. In the eighteenth century, other places had appeared as familiar and comparable. By the early nineteenth century, they were cast as inscrutable and incommensurable. What caused this fundamental transformation in Europe’s understanding of itself? In this talk, I aim to explain the transition from early-modern cosmopolitanism to late-modern orientalism by revealing the hitherto unknown deployment of Chinese science in Enlightenment debates. To do so, I…

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