Why Study Pacific Worlds from Pacific Perspectives? Looking Out from Hawaii's Shores
Montag, 26. März 2018, 18:15 Uhr bis 19:45 Uhr
The Pacific Ocean famously covers one third of the world’s surface—but engages a considerably smaller fraction of the history profession’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 region’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 Department’s new interest in global and Asian-Pacific history.
Raum: KOL F-104