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The Transatlantic Enlightenment

This seminar aims to bring together faculty and graduate students to discuss new developments and potential areas for collaboration around the idea of "the spatial turn" in historical studies. Aided by the rise of digital humanities programs, institutional projects, and forms of accessible digital storytelling, there has been a growing interest in the "spatial turn" in history, transforming how we understand regions from the American West to the spaces of modern England. Yet such success raises important research questions. What are the limitations of technology for the spatial turn? What is the significance of the spatial turn for histories of parts of the world (such as East Asia) that have their own historical and geographical traditions that long predate the arrival of Western spatial conceptions?

 

Fall 2019

  • Friday, October 25, 2019, 1:00-2:00 P.M.
    Marco Seminar Room #615, 6th Floor

  • Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:30-2:00 P.M.
    UT Humanities Center Room 2229 Dunford Hall, 2nd Floor


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