Past Event

Book Talk - "Empire Incorporated" by Philip J. Stern

March 26, 2024
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 411

Book talk by Philip J. Stern, author of “Empire, Incorporated - The Corporations That Built British Colonialism” (Harvard University Press, 2023).

Across four centuries, from Ireland to India, the Americas to Africa and Australia, British colonialism was above all the business of corporations. Corporations conceived, promoted, financed, and governed overseas expansion, making claims over territory and peoples while ensuring that British and colonial society were invested, quite literally, in their ventures.

Speakers: Philip J. Stern, Duke University, Manu Goswami, New York University, James Stafford, Columbia University, Adam Tooze, Columbia University, and Carl Wennerlind, Barnard College, Columbia University

This event is sponsored by the European Institute and the Department of History.

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European Institute