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Lecture | Giorgio Riello, Towards a Global Cultural History?

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on March 2, 2016

Giorgio Riello, Towards a Global Cultural History? Gifts,
Commodities and Diplomacy in the First Global Age
Deutsches Haus, Columbia University Department of History, New York, 23 March 2016

Columbia University Department of History is pleased to present the Dr. S. T. Lee Annual Lecture in History: Towards a Global Cultural History? Gifts, Commodities and Diplomacy in the First Global Age, presented by Professor Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick, Department of History), Wednesday, March 23rd, Deutsches Haus (420 West 116th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive), 6:00–7:30pm. Reception to follow.

Giorgio Riello was trained as an economic historian, with a focus on material culture and the history of technology. After his work on the transformation of Italian and European industry in the eighteenth century, he began publishing on global history, becoming founding director of the Centre for Global History and Culture at Warwick University, one of the world’s leading programs focusing on the global history of material culture. His multiply award-winning publications have ranged from the global history of cotton to south Asian textile production, to the global industry of shoe production.

 

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