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Assembling the Global: Universal History, Past and Present

An international explorative workshop

Thursday, September 26, 2013,

Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union


An International Explorative Workshop

September 26-27, 2013
Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union
Indiana University, Bloomington

9:10 – Opening remarks by Dean Larry Singell and Chair Andrea Ciccarelli (French & Italian)
9:30 – Panel 1: Assembling the Global: The Craft of the Historian.
Papers by Anne Régent-Susini, Anne Eriksen, Guillaume Ansart
11:30 – Lecture by Gérard Ferreyrolles:
“On the History of Universal History”
2:00 – Panel 2: Time, Universality, Philosophy
Papers by Kyrre Kverndokk, Helge Jordheim, Eric MacPhail
4:00 – Panel 3: The Force of Universalizing Firsts
Papers by Rebecca Spang, Estela Vieira, Hélène Merlin-Kajman

9:30 – Panel 4: The Dream of a Universal Nature?
Papers by Aiko Okamoto-MacPhail, Michelle Facos, Tony Sandset
11:30 – Panel 5: TheLessons of Universal History
Papers by Aurelian Craiutu, Johannes Türk
2:00 – Panel 6: The Politics of the Universal
Papers by Philippe Desan, Konstantin Dierks, William Rasch
4:00 – Final Roundtable: Universal History anno 2013
With Patricia C. Ingham, Helge Jordheim, Hélène Merlin-Kajman, Oana Panaïté and Johannes Türk
5:30 – Reception

This workshop is organized through the collaboration of Hall Bjørnstad (Indiana University), Anne Eriksen (University of Oslo), and Anne Régent-Susini (University Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 and Institut Universitaire de France) and is made possible through generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College Arts and Humanities Institute, the Mary-Margaret Barr Koon Fund and the Gertrude Force Weathers Fund of the Department of French and Italian, the Renaissance Studies Program, the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities, and the Department of History.

For full workshop schedule and paper topics, please see www.indiana.edu/~frithome.

Image: World map ca. 1670 from Frederik V Atlas, Sweden.