The Global in Enlightenment Historical Thought. Conférence par Jennifer Pitts. Au CERI le 10 mars 2011.

17 février 2011 par dcolas
10 Mars 2011


Amphithéâtre Jacques Chapsal
27 rue Saint-Guillaume 75007 Paris

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The Global in Enlightenment Historical Thought

Deuxième événement de la série Les Amphis du CERI : un grand invité, universitaire de renommée internationale, prononcera une conférence et engagera une discussion avec un panel de chercheurs et enseignants, les étudiants et le public.

Invitée :

Jennifer Pitts, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

La discussion sera animée par Christian Lequesne, directeur du CERI, avec la participation de :

– Romain Bertrand, directeur de recherche, Sciences Po-CERI

– Laurence Louër, chargée de recherche, Sciences Po-CERI

– Karoline Postel-Vinay, directrice de recherche, Sciences Po-CERI

– Stéphane Van Damme, Assistant Professor, Chaire des Humanités Scientifiques, Sciences Po

Abstract:How did a global scale emerge as a figure of the historical imagination? How was the global presented as a frame and a problem in Enlightenment traditions of historical thinking? As explorers and cartographers charted the globe, and ethnographers catalogued and described its peoples, European historians and philosophers were for the first time in the late eighteenth century coming to think of history in global terms. This emergence of world history intersected with the rise of new ways of understanding human pasts and their relation to the present: conjectural history, universal history, historically grounded political economy. Understandings of Europe itself were altered by the perception that Europe and its modern history could only be understood in light of its global connections, global commerce, global wars, and imperial conquests, and by a suspicion on the part of some of Europe’s foremost thinkers that Europe’s history was unnatural. What were the consequences for moral and political thought of the rise of the problem of world history?

Responsable(s) Scientifique(s)
Laurence Louër

Nathalie Tenenbaum
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