Lindsay Jacobs, Ph.D. candidate, Ghent University presented "The Structural Evolution of the World-System: Can Political Prominence Contribute to Upward Mobility?" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013 in the Fernand Braudel Center, AA-330. The lecture was sponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations.
Exilic Spaces and the World-Economy: Territorial and Structural Escape
Co-organizers: Denis O'Hearn and Andrej Grubacic with Richard E. Lee
Seminar 1, 27 September 2013: Professor Andrej Grubacic
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.
Andrej Grubacic delivered a public lecture on: "Different forms of exit from capitalism: Cossacks and Zapatistas."
Commodity Frontiers and the World-Economy: Environments, Labor, Power
Organizer: Dale Tomich
Co-organizers: Jason W. Moore and Richard E. Lee
Seminar 1, 1 February 2013: Professor Paul K. Gellert
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology, University of Tennessee. His articles on development and political ecology have appeared in Critical Sociology, Sociological Forum, International Social Science Journal, and World Development.
Paul K. Gellert delivered a lecture, "Cycles of Extraction and New Frontiers of Accumulation in Indonesian Forests." Professor Gellert drew on his extensive fieldwork in Indonesia over the past 15 years to present a cutting-edge analysis of the political ecology of development in contemporary Indonesia.
Seminar 2, 22 February 2013: Professor Ashok Kumbamu
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Ethics at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; His research interests include bioethics, science and technology studies, and environmental sociology. His articles have appeared in Development, International Social Science Journal, Community Development Journal, and Capitalism Nature Socialism.
Ashok Kumbamu delivered a lecture, "Neoliberal Strategies of Appropriation and the Agri-Biotech Frontier: The Adoption of Genetically Modified Crops in India and Canada." Kumbamu's talk drew on fieldwork in India and Canada on the contradictions of agricultural biotechnology.
Seminar 3, 1 March 2013: Professor Mathew T. Huber
Assistant Professor of Geography at Syracuse University. His research focuses on three major topics: the relations between oil, capitalism, and the politics of "life" in the United States; the role of capital investment in shaping governance and property relations in mining territories; and the history and political economy of petrochemical fertilizer production.
Matt T. Huber gave a lecture titled, "Oil Shocks: The Cost of Living, and the Rise of Neoliberalism in the 1970s." Huber presented material from his forthcoming book on oil and American political economy, Lifeblood (University of Minnesota Press).
Workshop, 19 April 2013: Dr. Edward Baptist
Edward Baptist, Professor of History, Cornell University gave a lecture, "Breath: Giving Life to the Lower Mississippi Cotton Frontier." The lecture presented material from his forthcoming book on cotton and slavery in the Lower South during the nineteenth century. It was followed by a round-table discussion with Professor Anthony Kaye of the History Department at Pennsylvania State University and Professor Dale Tomich of the Fernand Braudel Center.
Sanem Güvenç Salgırlı Sociology, Marmara University, Turkey presented "Multiple Governmentalities: Knowledge of Diseases and Populations During Interwar Years in Turkey" at 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 11 in the Fernand Braudel Center, AA-330. The lecture was sponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations.
The Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations presented a screening of the film, "Caribbean Journey: Conversations with Sidney Mintz" at 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, in FA-258. Mintz, a renowned anthropologist, reflects on his research experiences in the Caribbean in the film, which is directed by Professor of Sociology Dale Tomich and produced by Ryan Mead. Opening remarks by Dale Tomich. The dvd of the film is available for purchase by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (website), "The Annual CEMERS Workshop Lecture Series" 2012. Cosponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations:
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, Art History Department, Pennsylvania State University, "The Empire of Things: Gifts and Gift Exchange Across Byzantium, Early Islam, and the Medieval West," Binghamton University, April 26, 2012, cosponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations.
Reinaldo Funes Monzote with the Department of History, University of Havana, Cuba, and Visiting Researcher of the Fernand Braudel Center presented "Cuba in the Birth of Industrial Agriculture in the Tropics" at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the Fernand Braudel Center, AA-330. The lecture was sponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations.
John Strachan, professor of history, Lancaster University UK, presented "Fernand Braudel's Imperial Unconscious" at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Fernand Braudel Center, AA-330. Strachan is a historian of modern France and the French overseas empire. He is currently conducting research on the relationship between nation, empire and the writing of history in 20th-century France. The lecture was sponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations.
Wendy Wolford, Polson Professor of Development Sociology at Cornell University, spoke on "From Mosquitoes to Marx: The Changing Dynamics of State and Society in Brazilian Landform." This public lecture was held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Fernand Braudel Center, AA-330. The talk was sponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center.
Herbert Bix, professor of History and Sociology, presented a public lecture on "Middle East-North African Revolts Shake the World: On the Transition from Dictatorship to Procedural Democracy" at 4:30 p.m. at the Fernand Braudel Center, AA-330. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations, and the Binghamton University departments of Anthropology, History, and Sociology.
The Contemporary State
Thomas M. Wilson, Anthropology
Denis O’Hearn, Sociology
Thursday, April 15, 2010, Don Kalb: University Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest; and Senior Researcher, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Author of Expanding Class: Power and Everyday Politics in Industrial Communities, The Netherlands, 1850-1950
“Headlines of Nation, Subtexts of Class: The State as Fact and Fantasy in Contemporary Europe (and elsewhere)”
Fernand Braudel Center
Free and Open to the Public
Last Updated: 11/26/13