Faculty Bookwatch: Terrestial Lessons: Conquest of the World as Globe

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Event Contact

Miller, Sylvia

Gauri Viswanathan, Benjamin Schmidt, David Gilmartin, Walter Mignolo

Please RSVP at terrestriallessons.eventbrite.com.

The Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries are pleased to announce a Bookwatch event in honor of Sumathi Ramaswamy's Terrestrial Lessons: The Conquest of the World as Globe (Chicago University Press, 2017). Since the sixteenth century, the globe has circulated as a worldly symbol, a scientific instrument, and not least an educational tool for inculcating planetary consciousness. In Terrestrial Lessons, Ramaswamy provides the first in-depth analysis of the globe's history in and impact on the Indian subcontinent during the colonial era and its aftermath.

Please join us for a panel of guest speakers who will respond to the book, followed by a reception and book signing.

Gauri Viswanathan, Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University
Benjamin Schmidt, Professor of History, University of Washington
David Gilmartin, Distinguished Professor of History, North Carolina State University
Walter Mignolo, Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University

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Picture of women in Indian dress looking at a globe in a classroom
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)
Event Co-Sponsors
India Initiative, International Comparative Studies (ICS), Libraries, Office of Global Affairs