Currency and Empire Sawyer Seminars.
Online, Sept-Nov 2021.
The Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School is running a webinar series on monetary policy, race, and power.
Grappling with the multifaceted interrelationships between currency and empire requires lines of inquiry that transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries and that draw on an array of analytical and conceptual instruments. Perhaps for this reason, the rich terrain has been relatively neglected. Inspired by scholarship that has destabilized imperial histories and the social categories that they attempted to institutionalize, the Sawyer Seminar encourages and engages new scholarship across disciplines (including anthropology, history, political economy, and social and political theory) working monetary systems past and present.