Monday, September 10
6 p.m.
Russell House

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Globalization and Time

Lynn Hunt

Distinguished Professor of History and Eugen Weber Endowed Chair in Modern European History, UCLA

It may be difficult to determine just how globalization has changed the experience of time, or even if it has changed that experience, but there is no question that the current debates about globalization raise new issues about historical conceptions of time. These include: why is globalization such an issue now? How did a universal scheme for time-keeping and calendars arise? Is historical time Eurocentric? Is modernity a problematic concept, and if so, how can we move beyond it?