Center for the History of Global Development

Seminar, Lectures, Conference and Workshops
2018, September - December

College of Liberal Arts; Eastern Campus, room 308
Thursdays 6 – 8 pm (unless stated otherwise)


6 Sept

Seminar Lecture: Iris Borowy (Shanghai University)

The West and the World – but who, where or what on Earth is the West?

13 Sept

Seminar Film and Discussion: Invictus

(Dir: Clint Eastwood, 2009. Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon)

20 Sept

Seminar Lecture: Frank Gerits (Utrecht University)

The Ideological Scramble in Africa: How the Dream of African Development Reshaped a Continental Cold War (1945-1966)

28 Sept


Seminar Lecture: Alexander Geppert (New York University Shanghai)

Rocketing Europe: Astroculture, Cosmopolitics and the Making of Outer Space

4 Oct

Seminar Film and Discussion: Life in a Day

(Dir: Kevin Macdonald, 2010)

11 Oct

Seminar Discussion:

Sortition: What if we replaced politicians with randomly selected people? Based on TED talk by Bret Hennig

18 Oct

Seminar Lecture: Justine Philip (University of New England, Australia)

Killing for Conservation? A historical review of vertebrate pest control in Australia and New Zealand 1814-2018

24 Oct


Seminar Lecture: Richard Brubaker (Collective Responsibility)

Lessons from Shanghai’s Informal Waste Management System

26/27 Oct

Conference:  Waste between the 19 th and the 21st century: the price of modernity or the sign of a misdirected development?


1 Nov

Seminar Lecture: Ved Baruah (Shanghai University)

Health and Hygiene for All: Patrick Geddes’ Holistic Town Redevelopment Projects in India, 1915-1925

8 Nov

Visit to New York University, Shanghai, to attend lecture by Christoph Conrad: Global Aging. On the Prehistory of a Future Crisis.

15 Nov

Seminar Lecture / Discussion: Hugh Shapiro (University of Nevada)

Midterm elections in the USA: what are the implications?

22 Nov

Seminar Lecture: Marshall Irby (Shanghai University)

Hyperconsumerism: Repercussions of Overdevelopment