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Trickster Travels': Natalie Zemon Davis with Sanjay Subrahmanyam

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dateSeptember 13, 2006 timeWednesday, 6:15pm EDT location The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
  • Free and open to the public
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Natalie Zemon Davis, one of the finest and most creative historians of the early modern world, and author of The Return of Martin Guerre (1983) comes to the Heyman Center to discuss her most recent publication, Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds (Hill and Wang, 2006). Her other recent books include The Gift in Sixteenth-Century France (2000); Slaves on Screen: Film and Historical Vision (2000), and L'histoire tout feu tout flamme. Entretiens avec Denis Crouzet (2004). Natalie Zemon Davis is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emerita at Princeton University and is currently adjunct professor of History and Medieval Studies and a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.

Sanjay Subrahmanyam is Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History at UCLA, and also Director of UCLA's Center for India and South Asia. Earlier he has taught at Delhi, Paris and Oxford. He is most recently the author (with Muzaffar Alam) of Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries, 1400-1800 (Cambridge, 2006), and of a number of other books including The Career and Legend of Vasco da Gama (Cambridge, 1997).

  • Sanjay Subrahmanyam Professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History UCLA
  • Natalie Zemon Davis Charles Lea Professor of History Emerita Princeton University