Trans-Asia Lecture Series: “Environmental History as Trans-Asia History”

Please join us for an upcoming public lecture, part of the Trans-Asia Lecture Series

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Sunil Amrith
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies &
Professor of History, Harvard University

Friday, February 19, 2016
Noon-1:30 p.m.
206 Ingraham Hall

Sunil Amrith is the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University. His research is on the trans-regional movement of people, ideas, and institutions. Areas of particular interest include the history of public health and poverty, the history of migration, and environmental history. His most recent work has been on the Bay of Bengal as a region connecting South and Southeast Asia. He has a PhD in History (2005) from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Research Fellow of Trinity College (2004-6).

Dr. Amrith won the American Historical Association’s Richards Prize in South Asian History in 2014 for his book, Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants (Harvard UP, 2013).

This inaugural Trans Asia lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Center for South Asia, the Center for East Asia, the Department of East Asian Languages & Literature, and the Department of History. Buffet lunch to follow! Please join us.

For more details please contact Mary McCoy (608) 263-1755,

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