The Annual Ato Quayson lecture is a highlight of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies’ event season. Named after Professor Ato Quayson, University Professor and the Centre’s founding director, Professor Quayson’s bold research set the Centre’s agenda for more than a decade. This lecture now serves as an opportunity for students and scholars to participate in the futures that his intellectual labor made possible.
In “Beyond the Global: The Planet As A Perspective on Human History,” Dipesh Chakrabarty will develop a distinction between the globe and the planet to explain why the distinction is important in thinking about the history of the human diaspora in the Anthropocene. The lecture will take place on Thursday, 10 October, 2019 at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place, from 4pm to 5:30pm. Reception will follow.
Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History and South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His publications include Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (2000), Habitations of Modernity (2002), “The Climate of History: Four Theses,” (2009), The Calling of History (2015), and The Crises of Civilization: Essays on Global and Planetary Histories (2018).
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