Webinar with Dag Herbjørnsrud
In this webinar, global historian of ideas Dag Herbjørnsrud will reflect upon some recent discussions of the methodology and raison d’être of doing global intellectual history. (Why) should we do global intellectual history? How global should it be? How can we do so? While not providing answers to all these big questions, Dag will open up the debate, drawing upon his own recent article in the journal Global Intellectual History: “Beyond decolonizing: global intellectual history and reconstruction of a comparative method,” Global Intellectual History, 2019.
Dag Herbjørnsrud is a global historian of ideas, author, and founder of Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas (Senter for global og komparativ idéhistorie, SGOKI) in Oslo. In his book Globalkunnskap ("Global Knowledge", 2016), Herbjørnsrud argues for the need of a global history of ideas. SGOKI is an Oslo-based, non-commercial cooperative founded in April 2015.