Global History Workshop - “Why Do Only Some Places Have History?”

Global History Workshop
Event date: 
February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:20pm
Julia Thomas
University of Notre Dame
Seminar Series: 
Global History Workshop

“Why Do Only Some Places Have History?”

Julia Thomas, University of Notre Dame

Louis A Simpson International Building, Room B60

This workshop is open to the public. To attend, RSVP to Jennifer Loessy at A hot lunch will be provided.

Inspired at Princeton by her senior thesis advisor Dan Rodgers, Julia Thomas is an intellectual historian with a specialty in Japan, environmental questions, and photography as a political practice. She teaches at Notre Dame. Her publications include  Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology (winner of the AHA John K. Fairbank Prize), Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power, and almost forty essays including "Not Yet Far Enough" and "History and Biology in the Anthropocene: Questions of Scale, Questions of Value," both in the American Historical Review, and "The Uneasy Alliance between Scientists and Non-Scientists in the Neoliberal University" in Environmental History. Her current projects include Visualizing Fascism: The Twentieth-Century Rise of the Global Right, The Anthropocene (under contract in Polity's key concept series, co-authored with Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams) and The Historian's Task in the Anthropocene (under contract with Princeton University Press.)
















Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
20th Century