Columbia University - Heyman Center for the Humanities

How Initial Peasant Support for Shining Path Shifted to Violent Resistance in Peru

From: 2022-10-06 12:15 PM
To: 2022-10-06 1:45 PM

Mormons, Magic and Tarot

From: 2022-10-11 5:30 PM
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Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: A Conversation between Deborah Cohen and Adam Tooze

From: 2022-10-10 12:30 PM
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The Meddlers: Sovereignty, Empire, and Birth of Global Economic Gov

From: 2022-10-03 6:0 PM
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The Long March of Incarceration: from Ancient Prisons to Incarcerated Slavery

From: 2022-09-28 6:10 PM
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Brotherhood of Barristers: Gender, Space and the Culture of the Bar, 1840-1940

From: 2022-09-22 5:0 PM
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Beyond Nationality: Belonging and Empire in Ottoman North Africa

From: 2022-09-22 12:15 PM
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Belonging to the Conquerors: The Mosquito Confederation and the Competing Conquests of Eighteenth-Century Central America

From: 2022-05-19 12:15 PM
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Wartime Order and Its Legacies

From: 2022-05-12 12:15 PM
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Building Publics 2022: Art-Based Experiences and Caregiving Relationships

From: 2022-05-06 2:0 PM
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Building Publics 2022: Language Pedagogy and Social Justice

From: 2022-05-11 7:0 PM
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Underwriting and Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

From: 2022-05-05 12:15 PM
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Building Publics 2022: 34th Ave Story Circle: Reflecting on the Past and Future of Urban Streets

From: 2022-05-04 12:0 PM
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Translating The End of the World: A Conversation with Dorothy Zinn and Jasmine Pisapia about translating Ernesto de Martino’s La fine del mondo

From: 2022-04-28 4:0 PM
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Spectral Belonging: Artisanal Reproduction of Landscape Imagery in Nineteenth-Century Chinese Tombs

From: 2022-04-28 12:15 PM
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Unworlding: AFTRthoughts: A Feminist Theory of Refusal and the Politics of Re-Worlding

From: 2022-04-25 4:0 PM
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nayture is sumwere else: trans poetics, middle and old English variations

From: 2022-04-27 4:0 PM
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Building Publics 2022: Unguarded: Art and Restorative Justice

From: 2022-04-27 5:30 PM
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Revolution 10/13: Brandon Terry on Malcolm X

From: 2022-04-20 6:0 PM
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Thinking Elsewhere: A Conversation with Shahzia Sikandar

From: 2022-04-20 6:30 PM
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Building Publics 2022: Speaking of Spirituality

From: 2022-04-19 3:30 PM
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Contesting Citizenship across the Mediterranean: A Global Legal History of Belonging in the Nineteenth Century

From: 2022-04-14 12:15 PM
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Building Publics 2022: Mobilities and the City: History and Current Challenges in Mexico City

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Kitchen Table Praxis: Recipes for Belonging in Electronic Music

From: 2022-04-08 12:30 PM
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Slavery, Antislavery, and the British Empire

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Beyond Airmindedness: Aviation in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon

From: 2022-04-07 12:15 PM
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Emma Francis-Snyder in conversation with Adriana Garriga-López, Carlito Rivera, and Ivan Calaff

From: 2022-04-06 6:0 PM
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Working towards Equity and Inclusion in Journal Publication

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The Deep History of Incarceration

From: 2022-03-29 6:30 PM
To: 2022-03-29 7:30 PM

Book Talks in Medical Humanities: Sarah Richardson's The Maternal Imprint: The Contested Science of Maternal/Fetal Effects

From: 2022-03-28 6:15 PM
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Bobbies in Babylon: Black Resistance to British Policing

From: 2022-03-24 12:15 PM
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Shelter Without Shelter

From: 2022-03-23 2:10 PM
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Policing the City: An Ethno-Graphic. Didier Fassin and Jake Raynal

From: 2022-03-09 6:0 PM
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Symposium: Gendering Africa: Musical Perspectives

From: 2022-03-04 10:0 AM
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Negative Belonging

From: 2022-03-03 12:15 PM
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Revolution 8/13: Becoming Numerous: Legacies of Queer and Trans Rebellion

From: 2022-03-02 6:0 PM
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Underwriting And Cyclones In The Indian Ocean • Morningside Area Alliance
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Underwriting and Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

This talk explores how the underwriting practices that developed with Britain’s imperial expansion in the Indian ocean critically shaped the very parameters of meteorology in the early 19th century. Analyzing navigational journals and insurance cases fought in the marine courts in India and the admiralty courts in London, the talk reflects on why tropical cyclones, instead of becoming limits to be overcome through scientific forecasting, were instead financialized and made profitable through a brisk and thriving underwriting business. Bridging economic and environmental history, the talk documents how the very modalities and frameworks for assessing climate disturbance emanated out of these webs of insurance and trade that enveloped the globe during this period.

Debjani Bhattacharyya is Professor and Chair for the History of the Anthropocene at the University of Zurich. Professor Bhattacharyya’s research is driven by the desire to understand how legal and economic structures order our conceptualization of environmental transformations and shape how we respond to climate crisis. Her book, Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta: The Making of Calcutta (Cambridge University Press, 2018) won the 2019 honorable mention for the best book in Urban History. The book documents how legal experimentation through the 18th and 19th century was central to reshaping the political economy of urban land and waterscapes in the Bengal delta. Through an environmentally grounded history of the urban land market, it argues that ecological change influenced practices of land speculation, urban planning and property law and shows how marshes were transformed into speculative property in the Bengal Delta. She is currently working on a new monograph on the Indian Ocean region, entitled, Climate Futures’ Past: Law and Weather Knowledge in the Indian Ocean World. Ranging from the eighteenth century to the middle decades of the nineteenth century, the book will examine how the marine insurance industry’s risk calculations shaped weather knowledge, colonial oceanographic sciences and predictions of climate futures in derivatives markets.

Attendance at SOF/Heyman events will follow Columbia-issued guidelines as they continue to develop. Given the current recommendations, we plan to allow in-person attendance for COLUMBIA AFFILIATES only. For everyone else, we’re planning to livestream this event, allowing for virtual attendance.

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  • Image Credit/Caption: Chart of Bay of Bengal, Angelo de Conte Freducci, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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Date

May 05 2022
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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

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Zoom
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Columbia University - The Heyman Center
74 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027
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