This interview was held in Lisbon in January 2020. At the time Dipesh Chakrabarty was visiting the city where we live to participate as a keynote speaker in a congress on the Anthropocene, organized by Fundação Culturgest and Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia. Nevertheless, this interview focuses exclusively on Provincializing Europe - Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. The book was first published by Princeton University Press in 2000. At that point, Dipesh Chakrabarty was already living in the USA, teaching at the University of Chicago, where he still remains a professor, although in the last ten years his main interest has become climate change and the challenges it presents to the discipline of History and the Humanities, not to mention to humanity itself. Throughout the last two decades, Provincializing Europe became one of the most influential books in the field of History, with far-reaching implications for theoretical debates on the status of the discipline, ranging from the ethical to the methodological dimensions of its practice. Planned to be part of Práticas da História special issue on the 20th anniversary of Provincializing Europe, our conversation with Dipesh Chakrabarty covers, among other issues, his formative years, his move to Australia and his relation with Marxism.
|Translated title of the contribution||Provincializing History: A conversation with Dipesh Chakrabarty on the 20th Anniversary of Provincializing Europe|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Práticas da História|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|