College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Emma Rothschild

The third Fulbright Annual Lecture at the University of Edinburgh is to be delivered by Professor Emma Rothschild of Harvard University and Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Professor Emma Rothschild

Internationalism in History

Event details

Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014, 5.15pm - 6.15pm

Venue: Business School Auditorium, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

About the lecturer

Emma Rothschild is Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History at Harvard University and Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at Harvard and at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

She is the author of Paradise Lost: The Decline of the Auto-Industrial Age, Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment, The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History, and many articles in scholarly and other journals.

She has been a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and the Council on Science and Technology in the United Kingdom, and was Chair of the Kennedy Memorial Trust and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

In 2013 she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Edinburgh.

Lecture abstract

Professor Rothschild’s lecture will focus on the mid-twentieth century history of internationalism.

She will explore the early discussions of the United Nations and other international organisations, the history of public involvement in long-distance exchanges, and twentieth-century theories of individual sovereignty.

Lecture video