Professor Laura Vaughan has been selected to give the prestigious biennial Eila Campbell Memorial Lecture at Birkbeck about her recent book Mapping Society.
We are delighted to announce a book launch to celebrate the publication of the new open access book Re-mapping the Centre and Periphery, edited by Tessa Hauswedell, Axel Körner, and Ulrich Tiedau
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Date: 29th April 2019
Location: IAS Common Ground, Ground floor, South Wing, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT
Historians often assume a one-directional transmission of knowledge and ideas, leading to the establishment of spatial hierarchies defined as centres and peripheries. In recent decades, transnational and global history have contributed to a more inclusive understanding of intellectual and cultural exchanges that profoundly challenged the ways in which we draw our mental maps.
Covering the early modern and modern periods, Re-Mapping Centre and Periphery investigates the asymmetrical and multi-directional structure of such encounters within Europe as well as in a global context. Exploring subjects from the shores of the Russian Empire to nation-making in Latin America, the international team of contributors demonstrates how, as products of human agency, centre and periphery are conditioned by mutual dependencies; rather than representing absolute categories of analysis, they are subjective constructions determined by a constantly changing discursive context.
Through its analysis, the volume develops and implements a conceptual framework for remapping centres and peripheries, based on conceptual history and discourse history. As such, it will appeal to a wide variety of historians, including transnational, cultural and intellectual, and historians of early modern and modern periods.
All welcome. Please note that there may be photography and/or audio recording at some events and that admission is on a first come first served basis. Please follow this FAQ link for more information.
We’re starting the year with a bang: two must-read new open access books.