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Critical History Today: Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Room G529, 80 Fifth Avenue 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

The Historical Studies department is lauching the second year of our lecture series, Critcal History Today. The themes of which build upon our shared commitment to developing modes of historical analysis that speak to the urgent concerns of the present and that promote rigorous engagement between history and other branches of the humanities and social sciences. 

Our series features some of the most innovative voices in historiography today. On February 10th, we will be hosting  Julie Livingston - Silver Professor of History and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, with her talk on: Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable.

Julie Livingston is Julius Silver, Rosalyn Silver, and Enid Wilson Silver Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. Her work is at the intersection of history, anthropology, and public health. Her books include Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa (Duke University Press, 2019); Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic (Duke University Press, 2012), Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana (Indiana University Press 2005). The recipient of numerous awards and honors, in 2013 she was named a MacArthur Fellow.

Presented by the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and the Historical Studies program at The New School for Social Research.

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