‘World History in the Global Age: The Role of Narrative’
Taken from University Media Relations
Defining history from the viewpoint of the teller will be the focus of a Monday, Feb. 2, virtual presentation by author and Afghan native Tamin Ansary.
Sponsored by the Department of History at Minnesota State Mankato, Ansary’s presentation 4 p.m. lecture is titled “World History in the Global Age: The Role of Narrative.”
The event is free and open to the public. Registration information is available at https://sbs.mnsu.edu/history-lecture-series. For more information, contact Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of History at 507-389-2969.
Ansary grew up in Afghanistan and “grew old in America.” He takes a particular interest in times and places where civilizations overlap and cross-cultural encounters take place.
His latest work, “The Invention of Yesterday,”explores world history as a cultural narrative for this global age.
Comparing Eurocentric world history to an Islamocentric one reveals that the shape of the narrative always depends on the teller of the tale: who is “we”?, explains Ansary.
Ansary’s other works include “Destiny Disrupted,” “A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes” and “Games Without Rules,” a history of Afghanistan from the inside looking out.
Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of History is part of the University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.