Micro Meets Macro: The Challenge of Scale in Writing History with Lara Putnam

Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall - C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

Session I 1:00

Scales of Analysis: Why do they Matter?

Themes from global and transnational history, biography, theory, gender studies, medicine, the law and institutions, and playing the "ladder game"


Keynote Comments:

Lara Putnam (Caribbean and Atlantic History, University of Pittsburgh)

Moderator: Tom Robisheaux (Microhistory)


Lara Putnam, Jolie Olcott (Latin American History), Nicole Barnes (Modern China), Ashley Elrod (Early Modern Europe), Huijan Li (Asian, Global and Transnational History)


Coffee Break 2:30


Session II 3:00

Learning the Craft of Scale with Practitioners

Themes from African American, Caribbean & African Diaspora, Japanese, British History and Microhistory

Moderator: Tom Robisheaux (Microhistory)


Karlyn Forner (SNCC Digital Gateway Project), David Romine (African American History), Christina Davidson (Caribbean and African Diaspora History),

Simon Partner (Japanese History), Gray Kidd (Latin American History),

and Susan Thorne (British History


Reception 4:30