Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First


Date: Mar 08, 2017

Frank Trentmann is a professor of history in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a specialist in the history of consumption.

  • Author/Presenter

    Frank Trentmann, Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London

  • Introduction

    Sam Wetherell, Lecturer in Discipline in British History, Columbia University

In Empire of Things, Frank Trentmann unfolds the extraordinary story of our modern material world, from Renaissance Italy and late Ming China to today’s global economy. While consumption is often portrayed as a recent American export, this monumental and richly detailed account shows that it is, in fact, a truly international phenomenon with a much longer and more diverse history.

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Date: Mar 08, 2017

Frank Trentmann is a professor of history in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a specialist in the history of consumption.

  • Author/Presenter

    Frank Trentmann, Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London

  • Introduction

    Sam Wetherell, Lecturer in Discipline in British History, Columbia University

In Empire of Things, Frank Trentmann unfolds the extraordinary story of our modern material world, from Renaissance Italy and late Ming China to today’s global economy. While consumption is often portrayed as a recent American export, this monumental and richly detailed account shows that it is, in fact, a truly international phenomenon with a much longer and more diverse history.

Registration

Free and open to the public

First come, first seated

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