- Law and Social Sciences Postgraduate Open Evening
Representatives from departments across the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences will be available to answer your questions about postgraduate studies at SOAS.
- Frederic S. Lee Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund: Fundraising event
THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
The Department of Economics is hosting an event in honour of Professor Frederic S. Lee.
Calling for contributions to the Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund.
This event will celebrate Professor Lee’s activities towards establishing a truly heterodox and pluralist community of economists and least his theoretical contributions towards developing foundations for heterodox economics.
- How Grains Domesticated Us
James C. Scott (Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University)
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.