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Taming Capitalism Before its Triumph: Public Service, Distrust, & ‘Projecting’ in Early Modern England / Koji Yamamoto

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

Molly Corlett and the author discuss a useful corrective to whiggish narratives of English improvement.

A History of Borno: Trans-Saharan African Empire to Failing Nigerian State / Vincent Hiribarren

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

Peter Yearwood believes this book represents a missed opportunity, but one which he hopes will direct scholarly interest towards Borno.

Medieval Sensibilities: A History of Emotions in the Middle Ages / Damien Boquet, Piroska Nagy

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

Jack Ford praises a nuanced and readable account of the changes and continuities which shaped the affective life of Medieval Europe.

Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area / Peter Cole

Thursday, 16 May, 2019

Ross Webb and the author discuss a book that makes a compelling case for the study of race and technology, for the comparative histories of Durban and San Francisco, and for the study of dockworkers as a workforce.