Historian Dipesh Chakrabarty, author of the forthcoming book One Planet, Many Worlds (Brandeis University Press, 2023), will lecture on “The Planetary Turn in Human History” on April 13 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Delhi, a Faculty Fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, an associate of the Department of English, and by courtesy, a faculty member in the Law School. His scholarly areas of expertise are modern South Asian history and historiography; postcolonial studies; theory and history; globalization; climate change and human history. His publications include Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference and The Climate of History in a Planetary Age. Chakrabarty is a recipient of the Toynbee Foundation Prize for his contributions to global history and of the 2019 Tagore Memorial Prize awarded by the Government of West Bengal for his book The Crises of Civilization: Exploring Global and Planetary Histories. His lecture is presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and co-sponsored by the Park Street Corporation Speaker Series.
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