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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.

2018–2019 Schedule

  • Oct. 8: "Histories of Herodotus," translated by George Rawlinson (though for this discussion any translation will be fine)
  • Nov. 12: Vincenzo Ferrone, The Enlightenment: A History of an Idea
  • Dec. 10: Stephen Platt, Imperial Twilight: Opium War and the End of China’s Golden Age
  • Jan. 14: Nisid Hajari, Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition
  • Feb. 11: Stephen Platt, Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom
  • Mar. 11: Jonathan Fenby, France: Revolution to the War with Terror
  • Apr 8: Peter Russell, Canada’s Odyssey
  • May 13: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Leadership in Turbulent Times
  • Jun. 10: Timothy Snyder, The Road to Unfreedom
  • World History Discussion Group Past Readings