The Enlightenment in Global History

Talk

WHEN February 12, 2014
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Downtown Campus, Abu Dhabi Part of "Series: How to Write Global Histories" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

In many accounts of world history, the Enlightenment occupies a prominent place, marking the beginning of intellectual and cultural modernity. But these narratives have remained deeply Eurocentric. This talk suggests reading the history of Enlightenment as a history of global conjunctures. Claims to Enlightenment were literally co-produced by historical actors from a variety of locations in their attempt to think globally and come to terms with the challenges of an integrating world.

Simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided.

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