IASH Intellectual and Literary History Masterclass with Professor Philippa Levine
12 May 2016
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Level 6 Forgan Smith Building, Seminar Room
When: 12 May 2:00-3:30 (with a light lunch beginning at 1:15-2:00)
Where: Level 6 Forgan Smith building, Seminar Room
HaSS PhD and MPhil students are invited to participate in a Masterclass with Professor Philippa Levine. Professor Levine is the Helen Mary Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities and Co-Director of the Program in British Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her forthcoming book with Oxford University Press is Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction and she is currently at work on a study of nakedness.
Professor Levine’s research has been incredibly wide-ranging. She has written several books on the British Empire and her work has long explored the possibilities of transnational and comparative history. With this in mind, the theme of the Masterclass will be on comparative history. Participants in the Masterclass will, therefore, be expected to read Philippa Levine’s essay “Is Comparative History Possible?” History and Theory (2014) along with Benedict Anderson’s “Frameworks of Comparison,” London Review of Books (21 Jan. 2016).
This Masterclass is a wonderful opportunity for HASS RHD students to discuss cutting-edge methods and theories of humanities research with a leading comparative historian. If you would like to attend, please email Ian Hesketh (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 May. However, those interested are encouraged to email as soon as possible as spaces are limited to 20 and will be assigned on a first come basis. Note that while the Masterclass will begin at 2:00pm, there will be a light lunch provided for participants at 1:15pm.