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Nov 7
18:30 - 19:30
The Stirling Lecture 2017 - Global Magic: Technologies of Appropriation from Ancient Rome to Wall Street
Distinguished Visitor Lectures
Guest speaker: Professor Alf Hornborg

As part of the 2017-18 Distinguished Visitor Lectures, the University of Kent and the School of Anthropology and Conservation are very excited to present Professor Alf Hornborg as the special guest speaker for the Stirling Lecture 2017.

GLOBAL MAGIC: TECHNOLOGIES OF APPROPRIATION FROM ANCIENT ROME TO WALL STREET

Modern thought on economics and technology is no less magical than the world views of non-modern peoples. Discussions about global environmental crises and increasing inequalities rarely attempt to rethink the relation between money and modern technology. The new economic and technological rationalities that accompanied the Industrial Revolution in the core of a world empire became framed in the growing "economy" and "technological progress", obscuring the material asymmetries which made them feasible.

Professor Hornborg's lecture will challenge perceived wisdom to explore integrated perspectives on the money-energy-technology complex and illuminate how mainstream economics and engineering (in making asymmetric resource flows invisible) continue to permit core areas of the world-system.

Alf Hornborg is Professor of Human Ecology at Lund University where he researches the cultural and political dimensions of human-environmental relations in past and present societies. Although a cultural anthropologist at heart, Alf frequently examines other disciplines to evidence his research, including environmental history, ecological economics, political ecology and development studies.

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Location

Templeman Lecture Theatre,
Templeman Library,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NU
United Kingdom
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Free to attend



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