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Official Launch of the Institute for World History

Eminent world and environmental historian John R. McNeill will deliver a lecture entitled “Writing Global-scale History: Professional and Personal Reflections.” McNeill will reflect on the attractions and perils of writing global-scale history, the strengths and weaknesses of unifying ideas that world historians use, and the compatibility of certain broad themes, such as environment, gender, class, and culture, with world-historical analysis.