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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

Carbon Democracy and the Corporate Future: Public Lecture

13th February 2015, 18:00 to 19:30, Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Timothy Mitchell

Timothy Mitchell is a political theorist and historian. His areas of research include the place of colonialism in the making of modernity, the material and technical politics of the Middle East, and the role of economics and other forms of expert knowledge in the government of collective life. Much of his current work is concerned with ways of thinking about politics that allow material and technical things more weight than they are given in conventional political theory. His current research brings together the fields of STS and postcolonial theory in a project on "Carbon Democracy”, which examines how the possibilities for democratic politics have been expanded or closed down in the construction of modern energy networks.

The lecture will tie the Carbon Democracy project, which brings together the fields of STS and postcolonial theory and examines how the possibilities for democratic politics have been expanded or closed down in the construction of modern energy networks, to his current research on the corporation as a political form, its history in relation to the Middle East, and its production of a particular of calculated future. 

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This event is part of ‘Carbon Democracy and Revolution Workshop. See the full programme here.

Contact matteo.capasso@durham.ac.uk; maria.kastrinou@brunel.ac.uk for more information about this event.