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Politics, Power and Post-Colonialism: Timothy Mitchell in conversation

A special research seminar with Professor Timothy Mitchell for academic colleagues and research students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • 16 Jan 2019, 1.15pm to 16 Jan 2019, 2.45pm GMT
  • 1 West North, 2.4, University of Bath
  • This event is free

This informal seminar brings the new IPR Global Chair, Professor Timothy Mitchell (Columbia University) to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to meet students and staff in an open and wide-ranging discussion around all things post-colonial, political economy, political history and development.

This event is open to staff and research students in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences and Department of Politics, Languages, and International Studies in particular – but others across the Faculty are also most welcome.

In what should be a stimulating and participatory seminar, the conversation will be initiated by Emma Carmel and Sarah White, who have both been influenced by his work.

Speaker profiles

Timothy Mitchell is a political theorist and historian, and currently William B. Ransford Professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University. His work ranges across questions of statehood, the production of knowledge in development and politics, the invention of the national economy, the role of experts, and more recently, the historical development of ‘the corporation’. He is the author of Colonising Egypt (1991), Rules of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity (2002), Questions of Modernity (2000) and Carbon Democracy (2012).

Timothy is a University of Bath Global Chair for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. His appointment has been funded by the International Relations Office’s Global Chair scheme, a flagship programme designed to attract distinguished, globally renowned scholars to engage in high-profile research activities at Bath.

Who should attend

This event is open to staff and students in the Faculty of Humanity and Social Sciences at the University of Bath.

Booking details

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1 West North, 2.4 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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