March 12, 2010
Panel 2: The Problem of Historical Difference
2010 marked ten years since the publication of Dipesh Chakrabarty's highly influential and generative Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. The moment therefore offered a unique opportunity to take stock, in the form of a one-day conference, of the book's many habitations over the past decade. The conference provided a venue in which to explore the varied influence of Provincializing Europe not only in South Asian history and postcolonial studies, but also in fields as diverse as medieval studies, European history, musicology, and African, Latin American and Australasian studies. The conference aimed to take stock of these multi-regional and multi-disciplinary conversations as well as to engage their future iterations.
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Co-sponsored by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.