Global History Workshop Book Talk: Time’s Monster: How History Makes History
Priya Satia, Stanford University
October 28, 2020 · 12:00 pm—1:20 pm EDT · via Zoom
Center for Collaborative History; Department of History
Part of the Global History Workshop, this book talk will feature Prof. Priya Satia’s new book, Time’s Monster: How History Makes History (Belknap Press, October 2020).
For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial governance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed.
Registration is required to attend.