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Speakers and Lectures

Lindsay Jacobs, Ph.D. candidate, Ghent University

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.

Harpur College Dean's Speakers Series, 2013-14

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."

Harpur College Dean's Speakers Series, 2012-13

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.

2013

Sanem Güvenç Salgırlı, Sociology, Marmara University, Turkey

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.

Film screening featuring Sidney Mintz, offered with opening remarks by Dale Tomich, Deputy Director, Fernand Braudel Center, professor of Sociology, Binghamton University

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 fbc@binghamton.edu.

2012

CEMERS, Binghamton University

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:

2011
Reinaldo Funes Monzote, with the Department of History, University of Havana, Cuba

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

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

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, Binghamton University

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.

Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series
2009-10

The Contemporary State

Coordinators:
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)”

4:30 pm
Fernand Braudel Center
Free and Open to the Public


Fernand Braudel Center Annual Distinguished Lectures

The First Annual Distinguished Lecture was given on September 29, 2003 by Prof. Franco Moretti, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of English Literature, Stanford University. His presentation was entitled "Literature through a Long-Distance Lens: Evolutionary Theory and World Systems Analysis."
 
The Second Annual Distinguished Lecture was given on September 20, 2004 by Michael Bérubé, Paterno Family Professor in Literature, Pennsylvania State University, "The Left at War: Cultural Studies and Cultural Crisis After September 11."
 
The Third Annual Distinguished Lecture, “Beyond Abyssal Thinking: From Global Lines to Ecologies of Knowledge,” was presented on October 24, 2006 by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Distinguished Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.
 
The Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture was presented on October 2, 2007 by David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, CUNY, “Uneven Geographical Development.”
 
The Fifth Annual Distinguished Lecture, “Refiguring Imperial Terrains: On Comparison, Gradations of Sovereignty, and Ruination,” was presented on November 6, 2008 by Ann Laura Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at The New School in New York.
 
The Sixth Annual Distinguished Lecture, “Capitalist Crises, the Labor Movement, and Industrial Disinvestment,” was presented on November 11, 2009 by Staughton Lynd, Historian, Author, and Activist.
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Last Updated: 11/26/13