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World History

The World History Book Group meets the second Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Coolidge Seminar Room (1G), unless otherwise specified. Titles are democratically selected, with an emphasis on recent publications.

2019–2020 Schedule

  • Oct. 14: Mustafa Minawi, The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz
  • Nov. 11: Denis Judd and Keith Surridge, The Boer War: A History
  • Dec. 9: Michael Reid, Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America
  • Jan. 13: Lilia Schwarcz and Heloise M. Starling, Brazil: A Biography
  • Feb. 10: Serhii Plokhy, Chernobyl
  • Mar. 9: Orlando Figues, Natasha’s Dance: A Culrural History of Russia
  • Apr. 13 meeting cancelled
  • May 11 meeting cancelled
  • ***Group is on hiatus while BA is closed due to COVID-19***
  • future readings:
  • Jon Meacham, The Soul of America
  • Eric Foner, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
  • Chris Matthews, Bobby Kennedy
  • World History Discussion Group Past Readings