Co-Sponsored Event: Global Intellectual History and the History of Capital: toward a social history of concepts

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Description:  If intellectual history is to "go global," what should this new turn look like?  One approach has been to emphasize the circulation of texts, people and ideas, focusing on the connectedness of intellectual fields dispersed across conventional national and civilizational boundaries.  Sartori instead sketches a conception of global intellectual history that roots the global dissemination of concepts in local and regional histories of capital.

Bio: Andrew Sartori is professor of history at New York University. He is the author of Liberalism in Empire (University of California Press, 2014) and Bengal in Global Concept History (University of Chicago Press, 2008), and he coedited Global Intellectual History (Columbia UP 2013) with Samuel Moyn. He is also coeditor of the journal Critical Historical Studies.

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