The Kaleidoscope of Empire: Reflections on Transcontinental Lives

JasanoffFrom History Chair Professor William Pinch (UVA ’82):

A Lecture by Maya Jasanoff, Associate Professor of History, Harvard University

Professor Jasanoff will draw on her past and current work to discuss new directions in the writing of world history, particularly the challenges that confront the historian of empire when piecing together complex individual lives.

Professor Jasanoff is the author of Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850 (Knopf/Forth Estate, 2005) and the forthcoming Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World (Knopf/Harper Press, 2011). Her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The London Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, The William & Mary Quarterly, Past & Present, and The New York Times Magazine.

  • Date: Wednesday, Dec. 8
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Place: Russell House

Read more about Jasanoff here.