program Feb. 24 to discuss global entanglements
Bonnie G. Smith will present the Annual Shippensburg University World History
Lecture 2014 on Feb. 24.
will present “Global Entanglements, or
How the Accomplishments of Distant Lands Created Western Life” at 7 p.m. in
Old Main Chapel. The program, presented by the university’s Department of History and
Philosophy, is free and open to the public.
her talk, she will pose the question, “What if what we called ‘western
civilization’ were not quite as ‘western‘” as we believed?” She will examine
the growing body of evidence that suggests that Western civilization is not a
“native” culture, but rather a mixture created from cultural ingredients
imported from beyond Western shores.
Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University, has written
numerous works on European and global history, including Ladies of the Leisure Class; Changing Lives; Women in European History
since 1700; and Imperialism. She
is editor of Global Feminisms Since 1945
and Women’s History in Global Perspective; coeditor of the New Oxford
World History series; and general
editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of
Women in World History.
is studying the globalization of European culture and society since the
seventeenth century. She is one of the co-authors of Crossroads and Cultures, the history textbook used in two history courses
program is also supported by Macmillan
Higher Education and Bedford St. Martin’s Press.
more information, contact Dr. Steven Burg at firstname.lastname@example.org.