Guano and the Opening of the Anthropecene
Montag, 5. MĂ¤rz 2018, 18:15 Uhr bis 19:45 Uhr
The Pacific Ocean famously covers one third of the worldÂ’s surfaceÂ—but engages a considerably smaller fraction of the history professionÂ’s interest when it comes to understanding the modern world. In this lecture series, leading historians discuss the historical significance of the Pacific Ocean, a space not just defined by its rim but by its island centre. In focusing on the regionÂ’s indigenous geography, on environmental transformation, transpacific migration, commodity production, and cultural transfer, the lectures will open up new perspectives on our understanding of global transformations. And in bringing Pacific worlds to the University of Zurich, the lectures will also contribute to the History DepartmentÂ’s new interest in global and Asian-Pacific history.