Centre for History and Economics Seminar - LENT TERM 2021
We are delighted to announce the new Lent Term 2021 programme. If you wish to attend, please follow the links below to register to receive a Zoom invitation. Each presentation will be approximately 45 minutes long, followed by a 30 minute discussion.
Tuesday 2 February 2021
Megan Black (MIT) Rocky Mountain High: Economic Privilege in Campaigns Against Multinational Mining in the 1970s
This paper will analyze the strategies mobilized by the ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado against the multinational firm AMAX in its bid to open a molybdenum mine. These duelling campaigns for and against mining were powerfully shaped by histories of U.S. settler colonialism and transformations in the international economic order.
Tuesday 2 March 2021
5.00pm GMT Jenny Andersson (Sciences Po Paris / Uppsala) Ghost in a Shell. Scenarios and the world-making of Royal Dutch Shell
This presentation examines the history of the Royal Dutch Shell scenarios from 1967. The scenarios were integrated in planning at Shell as tools for managing uncertainty in global time and space relations of oil after 1967. Shell strategically used the scenarios to meet arguments of oil as a limited resource, and to create images of a future oil market dominated by innovation, creativity, and sustainable solutions.