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What Was the Twentieth Century? A Roundtable Event in Honor of Charles S. Maier


April 12, 2014
11:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
April 12, 2014
11:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Please also join us on Friday, April 11th for a reception in honor of Professor Maier at 6:00pm in the CES Atrium following the conference "The Power of Peace: New Perspectives on the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)"

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PROGRAM:



11:00am Welcome and Introduction (Heidi Tworek and Stefan Link)



11:15am ROUNDTABLE I: TRANSFORMATIONS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY

Chair: David Armitage (Harvard)



Catherine Epstein (Amherst): "Mastering German Pasts"

Laura Beers (American University): "Recasting Modern Britain"

John Connelly (Berkeley): "Recasting Habsburg Europe"

Andrew Port (Wayne State): "In Search of a Masterable Past"

Peter Baldwin (UCLA): "Leaving Boundaries Behind"



1:15pm LUNCH



2:15pm ROUNDTABLE II: HISTORY AND POLITICAL ECONOMY

Chair: Sven Beckert (Harvard)



Vanessa Ogle (UPenn): "Consigning Capitalism to History"

Stefan Link (Dartmouth): "The Age of Distribution"

Daniel Sargent (Berkeley): "American Century?"



3:15pm COFFEE



3:45pm ROUNDTABLE III: EMPIRE AND TERRITORIALITY

Chair: Niall Ferguson (Harvard)



Ian Klaus (State Department): "Maierian Geometry"

Jeffrey Richter (GWU): "Justice Among Empires"

Susan Pedersen (Columbia): "When Empire Stopped Working"

Alison Frank Johnson (Harvard): "Culture and Commerce in European Empires"

Heidi Tworek (Harvard): "Alternative Narratives for a Territorial Era"



5:45pm Charles S. Maier: Response



6:00pm RECEPTION



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