Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Writing History in the Sixteenth Century: Remarking the Boundaries of a Discipline in the New Spain

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Smith-Buonanno Hall, 95 Cushing Street

This is a CLACS co-sponsored event and the first in a series of prestigious public lectures instituted by the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World at Brown University. 

Serge Gruzinski has taught at the Écoles des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, as well as in Brazil (Bélem) and the United States (Princeton). His work has been translated into numerous languages and he has authored more than twenty books including The Mestizo Mind: The Intellectual Dynamics of Colonization and Globalization (Routledge, 2002), What Time is it There? America and Islam at the Dawn of Modern Times (Polity Press, 2011) and The Eagle and the Dragon: Globalization and European Dreams of Conquest in China and America in the Sixteenth Century (Polity Press, 2014). He has received several honorary doctorates and awards, including the Howard F. Cline Memorial Prize 1991, Médaille d’argent of the CNRS 1996, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur 2000, and the First International Prize in History at the 22nd Congress of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS) in Jinan, China in 2015.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies