How did our distant ancestors live? And what can this tell us about our contemporary world? Drawing on wide-ranging research in archaeology and anthropology, The Dawn of Everything is an ambitious attempt to overturn the conventional narrative about human history, including the origins of farming, property, cities, and democracy, and replace it with a more accurate, interesting, and unpredictable story.
This event series will feature experts from across the UW-Madison campus providing their assessment of the book and how it might change the way we think about and teach the deep past as well as what it tells us about the present. We will meet at 4pm starting Wednesday, February 15. Register below to take part.
Thank you to the Havens Wright Center for Social Justice, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the Department of Anthropology at UW-Madison for co-sponsoring this event series.
Resources & Supplemental Reading
See how different Historians reviewed Dawn:
- William Deresiewicz. Human History Gets a Rewrite. The Atlantic (Positive)
- Daniel Immerwahr. Beyond the State. The Nation (Mixed)
- David Bell. A Flawed History of Humanity. Persuasion (Negative)
Upcoming Events in the Series
There are no upcoming events at this time.