Colloquium: EUROCENTRISM: Retrospect and Prospects

Location: Notre Dame London Global Gateway and St John's College, Cambridge

Eurocentrism Web

EUROCENTRISM: Retrospect and Prospects: An International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium, convened jointly by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame and St John’s College, Cambridge, in memory of anthropologist Professor Sir Jack Goody, will take place in multiple locations in England on July 2-4, 2017.  


  • Aziz Al-Azmeh, Central European University
  • Maurizio Albahari, University of Notre Dame
  • James Belich, Balliol College, University of Oxford
  • Paolo Luca Bernardini, University of Insubria
  • Francisco Bethencourt, King´s College London
  • Philip Bobbitt, Columbia University
  • Peter Burke, University of Cambridge, Emeritus
  • David Christian, Macquarie University
  • H. Floris Cohen, Utrecht University
  • Felipe Fernández-Armesto, University of Notre Dame
  • Jack Goldstone, George Mason University
  • David Graeber, London School of Economics
  • Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
  • Keith Hart, University of Pretoria
  • Elisabeth Köll, University of Notre Dame
  • John McNeill, Georgetown University
  • Walter Mignolo, Duke University
  • Ian Morris, Stanford University
  • Patrick O’Brien, London School of Economics
  • Göran Therborn, University of Cambridge, Emeritus
  • Julia Adeney Thomas, University of Notre Dame
  • Kerry Ward, Rice University
  • Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • R. Bin Wong, UCLA
  • Robert J.C. Young, NYU Abu Dhabi


Panels are open to the public.

Sunday, July 2 – Notre Dame London Global Gateway
1-4 Suffolk Street, London, UK SW1Y 4HG

08:30 – 10:30   PANEL 1:  Origins, Ascent, and Institutionalization of Eurocentrism

11:00 – 13:00   PANEL 2: The View from the West

14:00 – 15:30   PANEL 3: The View from the East

16:00 – 18:00   PANEL 4: Eurocentrism: Critics and Critiques

Monday, July 3 – Notre Dame London Global Gateway
1-4 Suffolk Street, London, UK SW1Y 4HG

08:30 – 10:00   PANEL 5:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Jack Goody’s Work

10:30 – 12:00   PANEL 6: The Eurocentric Consensus?

Monday, July 3 – St John’s College, Divinity School, Lightfoot Room

17:30 – 19:00   PANEL 7: The Debate of the 1990s

Tuesday, July 4 – St John’s College, Divinity School, Lightfoot Room

08:30 – 10:30   PANEL 8: Towards a New Consensus? “Big” and “Deep” History


University of Notre Dame and St John’s College, Cambridge


The Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs

The Henkels Lecture Series from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters

The Departments of History and Anthropology, College of Arts and Letters 


Felipe Fernández-Armesto
William P. Reynolds Professor of History
Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow
University of Notre Dame

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