Public Lecture John Darwin

Datum: 07.07.2015

Unlocking the World: Port Cities and Globalisation 1830-1930

The lecture sets out to explore the role of port cities beyond Europe in the era of globalization between c.1840 to 1930. They were the ‘hubs’ and ‘nodes’ through which much of the global traffic of goods, people, money and ideas had to pass. But how far were they able to propagate liberal, cosmopolitan and ‘modernising’ values? Using the cases of New Orleans, Izmir and Singapore, the lecture suggests the limits of their influence over their hinterlands and also their vulnerability to change in the regional and global geopolitical regime



John Darwin

Professor of Global and Imperial History

University of Oxford

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