#5 Biography in World History: Sex, Lies, and Secrets

Saturday 17 October 10:30 am – noon, PDT/1:30 pm – 3 pm EDT


This event will focus on the challenges of creating and using biographies in world history. What is the relationship between the individual and the broader patterns of the past? How do historians navigate the history of gender diversities? What can the narrative of individual lives bring to the world history classroom?

Dr. Candice Goucher (Washington State University), Editor of Women Who Changed the World (ABC-CLIO, 2021) will be joined by: Dr. Yaari Felber-Seligman (City College of New York), Dr. Bashabi Fraser (Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies, Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Dundee and Honorary Fellow at the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh) and Dr. Suzanne Litrel (American Historical Association).

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