The International Graduate Historical Studies Conference (IGHSC) at Central Michigan University discussed this very topic on April 5-6, 2013.

Keynote Speaker: David Armitage

David Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history. He was born in Britain and educated at Cambridge University and Princeton University. A prize-winning teacher and writer, Armitage has lectured on six continents and has held research fellowships and visiting positions in Britain, France, the United States and Australia. He currently holds an Honorary Professorship of History at the University of Sydney.
David Armitage is the author or editor of thirteen books, among them Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000), which won the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award, Declaration of Independence: A Global History (2007), which was chosen as a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, and Foundations of Modern International Thought (2013). His articles and essays have appeared in journals and collections around the world and his books have been translated into Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.


Conference Program