The first Gravensteen Lecture of the academic year will be given by Laleh Khalili, Professor of Middle East Politics at SOAS, University of London. She will talk about her new research on the politics and political economy of war and militaries as it intersects with infrastructure, logistics and transport.
From the 2016 spring pool of applications, GI has awarded 4 grants to 5 Leiden reseachers: Nira Wickramasinghe (LIAS-SAS), Alicia Schrikker (History), Bart Barendregt (CA-DS), Anne-Isabelle Richard (History) and Michelle Carmody (History & Latin American Studies).
Materiality plays an important role in shaping our understanding of the world around us. Global Earth Matters: Mining, Materiality and the Museum is a series of seminars that seek to re-center scholarly interest in the materiality of objects, opening onto broader questions of labor and making, skills and craftsmanship, on issues surrounding the (exploitative) economies from which these objects emerge. Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:30 to Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:00, RCMC. Registration is required.