SOAS events Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:14:31 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 SOAS logo ‘We Stuff Everything’: In the Gut of Colonial Rule and Anti-Colonial Resistance

Date: 5 December 2014 01:15pm

Finishes:5 December 2014 02:45pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: 4426

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:15:00 +0100
How Grains Domesticated Us

Date: 11 December 2014 06:30pm

Finishes:11 December 2014 08:00pm

Venue: Brunei Gallery

Room: Brunie Gallery Lecture Theatre

In this lecture, Scott asks how homo sapiens came, only in the last 5% of its long career on the planet, to live in concentrated heaps of people, grain, and domesticated animals and, later, to be governed by units we call states. He will argue that virtually all classical states were based on grains, which are suited to concentrated production, tax assessment, cadastral surveys, storage, and rationing.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:30:00 +0100