Workshop: "The Revolutionary Age in the Wider World, c. 1780-1850" by Dr. Sir Christopher Bayly
Mon, April 1, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM • GAR 4.100
Professor Sir Christopher Bayly is Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History and President, St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. He is also a trustee of the British Museum, and the recipient of the Wolfson History Prize for 2004. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford University in 1970.
A renowned British historian specializing in British imperial history in India, Bayly has published extensively on the Empire, and especially on India. Most recently, his Recovering Liberties: Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and Empire (2011) considers the role of liberalism in colonial India. In Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945 (2004) and its sequel, Forgotten Wars: Freedom and Revolution in Southeast Asia (2007), both with Dr. Tim Harper, he explored the aftermath of the Second World War in Asia. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons (2004) sketched the ripple effects of world crises in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and showed how events in Asia, Africa, and South America impacted the world as a whole. Imperial Meridian: the British Empire and the World, 1780-1830 (1989) surveyed the rise, apogee, and decline of the Second British Empire. Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India (2000) recreated the network of spying that colonial authorities created in India while Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (1988) reassessed the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism.
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Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, March 29.
Professor Sir Christopher Bayly's visit is kindly sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies, British Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts, Center for European Studies, South Asia Institute, History Department, LBJ School for Public Affairs, and the Barron Ulmer Kidd Centennial Lectureship.