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 July 21, 2016

Dr. James McDougall, Laithwaite Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at the University of Oxford, will be giving a public talk on 02/21 as well as participating in the Muslim Diasporas Working Group seminar of the Religions and Public Initiative at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke on 02/22. RSVP for the lunch on Wednesday, 02/22 here.

Dr. McDougall’s current research is divided between two projects:

  • One concerns “the everyday life of colonialism” and the after-effects of empire in France and Africa; he holds a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship for this project (2014-17);
  • The other focuses on the global history of Islam since the eighteenth century.

Dr. McDougall is also interested in historical methodology, the intersections of history and critical theory, and comparative historiography. He is the Academic Director of the University’s Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Historiography, which brings distinguished historians to Trinity College, Oxford, each year for a program of lectures and workshops.

Public Lecture:
“The Sacred Space of France, Race, Religion, Citizenship and Empire”
Tuesday, February 21
229 Carr, East Camp

Lunchtime Seminar
Wednesday, February 22
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room
101 West Duke Bldg, East Campus

This spring, the Religions and Public Life Initiative at the Kenan Institute for Ethics in collaboration with FHI Humanities Futures and the Department of History, will host three scholars of Islamic and comparative studies. Each will give a public talk and participate in the Muslim Diasporas working group seminar during their visit.