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Guns & History: Did Guns Make the Modern World?

In this workshop, four historians will present their views on how (if at all) guns have been central to the making of the modern world, drawing on evidence from diverse geographies. How did they matter as weapons? commodities? industrial products? political artifacts? We will also reflect on the usefulness and pitfalls of thinking about history through objects.
Panelists: Priya Satia , Associate Professor of Modern British History, Stanford University  |  Ken Alder, Professor of History and Milton H. Wilson Professor in the Humanities; Northwestern University  |  Brian Delay, Associate Professor of History, University of California Berkeley  |  Kevin Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History, Amherst College
Commentator:Jack Rakove, Professor of History, Political Science and, by courtesy, Law, Stanford University
This event is open to the public.RSVP
Sponsor: the Anglo-California Foundation/Stansky Fund for British Studies.

Details

When:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015. 04:15 PM

Where:

Lane History Corner, room 307

Sponsor:

History Department

Contact:

650-723-2651
sharig@stanford.edu

Admission:

This event is open to the public.