As part of our continuing work on the HistEvents system, users are temporarily not receiving emails. Please just send details of your event to ihr.webmaster@sas.ac.uk and we will list it for you.

Daniel Speich Chassé (Lucerne): The ‘Third World’ as an Effect of the Social Sciences

January 31, 2018, 5:30pm BST - 6:30pm
German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A2NJ
United Kingdom

Topic areas

Details

Daniel Speich Chassé (Lucerne)
The ‘Third World’ as an Effect of the Social Sciences

GHIL in co-operation with the Faculty of History, University of Oxford

The lecture will analyse the history of the term ‘third world’ since the early 1950s. The guiding question is how a plural world full of economic differences turned into the orderly fiction of nation-states—ranked according to their GDP. What is the cost of quantification in global political communication?

Daniel Speich Chassé is Professor of Global History at the University of Lucerne. His research interests lie in economic history, global history, the history of knowledge, environmental history, Swiss history, and modern African history. His publications include Die Erfindung des Bruttosozialprodukts: Globale Ungleichheit in der Wissensgeschichte der Ökonomie (2013) and (co-edited with Alexander Nützenadel) Global Inequality after 2011 (2011).

Supporting material

Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)

Reminders

Registration

No

Who is attending?

No one has said they will attend yet.

Will you attend this event?


Let us know so we can notify you of any change of plan.

This event has been submitted and is maintained by:

You should login and contact this user if you believe the information on this page needs updating.

If you judge that this event entry is inappropriate, please login and report it.