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“Year Zero: The World Unmade, 1945” Conference Launches Yearlong Sawyer Seminar

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Franke Institute for the Humanities are co-sponsoring the yearlong Sawyer Seminar, “Around 1948: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Transformation.”

The Seminar begins with the conference, “Year Zero: The World Unmade, 1945” on October 14 and 15 at the Franke Institute for the Humanities (on Friday) and at Classics 110 (on Saturday).

The first keynote address, “The End of Eurocentrism,” will be delivered at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 14, by Mark Mazower, the Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies and Professor of History at Columbia University. The address will be held in the Franke Institute for the Humanities (JRL S-118).  The second keynote address, “Palestine, 1947-49: Parochial or Universal Themes?”, will be delivered at 9:30am on Saturday, October 14 by Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies in the Department of History, also at Columbia University.

Find a schedule of events for the conference here.

Find more information on the yearlong seminar here.


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