Episode 1: Professors Glenda Sluga and Giorgio Riello on the Year 1776
In this introductory episode Professors Glenda Sluga and Giorgio Riello talk about the American and Haitian Revolutions, Adam Smith and The Wealth of Nations, and the significance of the year 1776 for the history of capitalism. Lastly, they give an outlook on the series of Summer Talks on Connected Histories to come starting June 9th.
Episode 2: Professor Andrew Liu on the Year 1978
Episode 3: Professor Strother Roberts on Christmastide 1660
In this third episode, Professor Strother Roberts talks about the decline of fur trade in New England during the 17th century and how land mortgage became an important feature of commercial exchanges between Native Americans and English merchants.
Episode 4: Professor Birgit Tremml Werner on the Year 1641
Episode 5: Professor Chinmay Tumbe on the Year 1817
In this fifth episode, Professor Chinmay Tumbe talks about 1817, the year when the cholera pandemic began in India, affecting all continents for more than a century. The fight against such an infectious disease had enormous consequences for the development of modern science and relations between different parts in the world in the nineteenth century.
Episode 6: Professor Amy Offner on the Year 1964
In this sixth episode, Professor Amy Offner talks about the 1964, the year in which American President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, to address the long connections between the era of welfare and developmental states on the one hand, and that of neoliberal capitalism on the other.