Spring 2018

7/13 | DISOBEDIENCE

8/13 | BREAKING SILENCE

New Books in the Arts & Sciences—panel discussions celebrating recent work by the Columbia Faculty.

9/13 | THE BODY AND TROUBLE

This paper will consider how the ‘turn’ to global history might alter our approach to modern Italy and its colonies.  With its emphasis on transnational trends, and the themes of mobility and connectivity, the approach has much to offer scholars of Italian colonialism but so far has had relatively little impact in reshaping the field and introducing new themes of research. Focusing on Italians overseas in the age of nation and empire, this paper will seek to explain what the study of Italy might contribute to the burgeoning field of global history. Specifically, I take a number of well-known Italian migrants to Latin America and the Pacific (the journalist Giovan Battista Cuneo; the archaeologist Antonio Raimondi; the anthropologist Paolo Mantegazza; and the medical ‘charlatan’ Giulio Bennati), in order to retrace the political, commercial and scientific networks that brought them from the Mediterranean to the Andes and beyond. First, I argue that their lives can tell us much about the experience of empire in the nineteenth century and the extent to which a country without significant colonies could nevertheless participate in, and benefit considerably from, European imperial expansion. Second, I look at attempts to create national ‘colonies’ of settlement in the South American Republics and suggest that these colonies represent an important link between processes of global migration and those of European colonial expansion.

Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus - Central Mediterranean

New Books in the Society of Fellows

Friday, February 9, 2018

New Books in the Society of Fellows Celebrating Recent Work by Leah Whittington and Michael Allan  

10/13 | ANTI-IMPERIALISM/INDEPENDENCE

New Books in the Arts & Sciences         —panel discussions celebrating recent work by the Columbia Faculty The Art of Love Poetry By: Erik Gray

11/13 | HACKTIVISM

Darwin

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

An event on Darwin featuring Yale ornithologist Richard Prum, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Medicine Debbie Cohen, and Professor of Anthropology and Biology at Binghamton University.

12/13 | STANDING GROUND/STANDING ROCK

Haunting Heroines: Greek Plays and Transnational Novels  A conversation between authors Kamila Shamsie and Colm Tóibín

13/13 | COUNTERREVOLUTION

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