Wednesday, Apr.6., 4:10pm. Peter Coclanis (History, UNC-Chapel Hill), “Six Flags over Malacca/Melaa: Southeast Asian History in Global Context.” Annual Byrn Lecture (History Department). Stevenson Hall 4327.
Peter A. Coclanis (Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor and Director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill) is a economic and environmental historian. After several years of research on the American South, he has of late been working on the history of Southeast Asia in the last two centuries and is currently studying the creation of world markets for rice. His most recent book is a co-edited volume called Rice: Global Networks and New Histories (Cambridge: 2015). Previously, he co-edited Environmental Change and Agricultural Sustainability in the Mekong Delta (Springer-Verlag: 2011), and authored Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: Globalization in South East Asia over La Longue Durée (Singapore: 2006) and The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country (Oxford: 1989).