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Agricola Seminar | Ship and Iterate: Colonialism as a Recursive Process

Wanneer:ma 15-02-2016 11:00 - 12:00
Waar:Oude Boteringestraat 38, room 130, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

This is to invite you to the next Agricolameeting on 15 February, 16.00-18.00, Oude Boteringestraat 38, room 130. Our colleague Mark Thomson is going to speak for us about:

Ship and Iterate: Colonialism as a Recursive Process

This paper argues that colonialism is a recursive process. That is, to draw from the concept of recursion in computer science, colonialism resembles a process in which the output of a function becomes the input of the next iteration of the function. The paper offers a review of historiography, old and new, that addresses this theme. Ultimately it proposes that we see all colonies as colonies of other colonies.

Agricola unites alle researchers in premodernity. See https://agricolaseminar.wordpress.com/.