Rivers and History, Rivers of History- Symposium Keynote Lecture

Activity Type: 
Terje Tvedt
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 16:30
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
602 Cathedral of Learning
Contact Person: 
Patryk Reid
Contact Email: 

The talk will discuss some examples of the very important but changing roles of rivers in history (the small Akerselva in Oslo, Norway, the Derwent in England, the Indus, and the Huang He in China). Based on these cases it will discuss modernization theories that dominated international discourse on development after World War II, theories that disregarded the role of water in historical developments.

For more information, please see: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/rivers-symposium.

UCIS Unit: 
Asian Studies Center
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Confucius Institute
European Studies Center
Global Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
Humanities Center
Department of History
World History Center
Department of Anthropology
Department of Sociology
Non-University Sponsors: 
Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
World Regions: 
East Asia
Europe and Russia
Inner Asia