Global History Seminar: Tithi Bhattacharaya, "Making Tea, Making Empire: Social Reproduction of Workers in Colonial Assam"


Monday, February 24, 2020, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

"Making Tea, Making Empire: Social Reproduction of Workers in Colonial Assam"
Tithi Bhattacharaya, Professor of South Asian History and the Director of Global Studies, Purdue University

Graduate Student Commentator: Swarnabh Ghosh, PhD Candidate in Architecture and Urban Planning, Harvard Design School

Faculty Commentator: Norberto Ferraras, Visiting Fellow, WIGH; Professor of American History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

This graduate-faculty research seminar is designed to bring together interested faculty and students on a continuing basis to cover topics on global history. It is part of History 2950A/B, History of Global Capitalism, and includes both reading sessions designed for graduate students and research sessions open to the interested public during which students and faculty participants will present current research. Faculty participants will be drawn from a number of schools, and, most especially, from the group of fellows in global history who are spending the academic year 2019-2020 at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Discussions will be moderated by Professors Sven Beckert and Sophus Reinert.

Papers will be pre-circulated and are available by request to one week ahead of time.



See also: Seminars