Eighteenth-Century Seminar - "Some Small Wars of Peace: Imperial Violence and Interpolity Order in the Eighteenth Century"

Date
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Location
211 Dickinson Hall
Audience
Public

Speaker

Details

Event Description

"Some Small Wars of Peace: Imperial Violence and Interpolity Order in the Eighteenth Century"

Lauren Benton, Vanderbilt and and Institute for Advanced Study


Lauren Benton is Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. Benton works on the global history of empires, comparative colonial law, and the history of international law. Her books include Rage for Order: The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1400-1900 (coauthored with Lisa Ford, 2016); A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400-1900 (2010); and Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 (2002). Before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2015, Benton was Julius Silver Professor of History and Affiliate Professor of Law at New York University (NYU). She has served as Dean for Humanities and Dean of the Graduate School at NYU and as Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University. In 2019, Benton received the Toynbee Foundation Prize for significant contributions to global history.

Co-Sponsored by:

Humanities Council and Institute for Advanced Study

Contact
Richard Spiegel
Area of Interest
Global
Imperial History
Legal History
Period
17th & 18th Centuries
Region
Europe
Scholarly Series
Eighteenth Century Seminar