The next lecture in our “Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series” is on
October 19th, at 5.30 p.m.
Noted Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as broadcaster and critic William Dalrymple presents his latest book
The Anarchy: The East India Company, corporate violence and the pillage of an Empire (Bloomsbury, 2019).
UPDATE (Oct. 19th). Due to recent changes in anti-covid19 regulations, the lecture will only take place online. To participate via Zoom, please use this link.
From Maya Jasanoff’s review of The Anarchy on The Guardian: “William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy (is) a graphic retelling of the East India Company’s “relentless rise” from provincial trading company to the pre-eminent military and political power in all of India. (…) Dalrymple’s first achievement in The Anarchy is to render this history an energetic pageturner that marches from the counting house on to the battlefield, exploding patriotic myths along the way. (…) This story needs to be told, he writes, because imperialism persists, yet “it is not obviously apparent how a nation state can adequately protect itself and its citizens from corporate excess”.
Synopsis of the book here (from William Dalrymple’s website)
This event is in English.
Venice, October 19 2020, at 5.30 p.m.
Update (Oct. 19th) – ONLINE LECTURE ONLY. To participate via Zoom, please use this link
This event is in English