Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar


Monday, October 7, 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

 "The Atlantic Slave-Sugar Complex in the Genoese Cycle of Accumulation: Origins of the Capitalist World-Economy"


Dale Tomich, Professor of Sociology and History, Binghamton University.

Faculty Commentator: 

Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Graduate Student Commentator: 

Marcelo Ferraro, WIGH Global Fellow; Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.


Jessica Barnard


Sven Beckert, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Laird Bell Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Sophus Reinert, Marvin Bower Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.

The precirculated seminar paper is available by request to one week ahead of time.

This event is part of Harvard Worldwide Week  |  #HarvardWorldwide

Image of Harvard Worldwide Week 2019 logoWorldwide Week at Harvard showcases the remarkable breadth and depth of Harvard’s global engagement. During Worldwide Week, Harvard Schools, research centers, departments, and student organizations host academic, cultural, and social events with global or international themes. The third annual Worldwide Week at Harvard will take place Sunday, October 6 through Saturday, October 12, 2019.