Liquidities: Storytelling and the Materialities of Political Economy

121 Muirhead Tower
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Wednesday 12th October 2016 (15:00-16:30)
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Contact: Nicola Smith and Huw Macartney

POLSIS Seminar Series 2016/17

This presentation explores the ways in which particular stories about political economy come to be told.  It does so by telling a series of inter-related stories that are usually not told – or at least do not find their way into the ‘normal’ stories of political economy.  The stories in question concern 'liquidity' but in a much more literal and material sense than is usually the case.  They are centrally concerned with the historical interaction between two actual liquids – mercury and brine.  The stories we will explore are in no way comprehensive or complete and nor are they 'disciplinary'.  In presenting them here my aim is not to bring them into a disciplinary space, but to highlight some of the constraints that disciplinarity imposes on knowledge and, more generally, to reflect on the nature and purpose of academic story-telling.

Chair: Nicki Smith (POLSIS).

Speaker: Angus Cameron (Leicester)

POLSIS hosts a number of seminars throughout the autumn term which focuses on a number of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone. view the full list of the POLSIS Seminar Series 2016-17.

Research group: Political Economy