Ciepley and Barkan on Territoriality

Last Friday in the Mellon Sawyer Seminar, Joshua Barkan and David Ciepley came to discuss their upcoming articles. In his paper, “Property and Sovereignty: Political Territoriality and the Corporate Control of Land,” Barkan explored the connection between territoriality and sovereign power. In his paper, he used the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s leasing of land Read more about Ciepley and Barkan on Territoriality[…]

Benton and “Pluri-political Formations”

Last Friday, Professor Lauren Benton came to speak at the Mellon Sawyer Seminar about her upcoming paper, “The Legal Logic of Conquest: Political Pluralism, Truces, and Early Modern Colonial Violence.” In her opening remarks, Benton discussed the method she used in writing “The Legal Logic of Conquest,” and Rage for Order: The British Empire and Read more about Benton and “Pluri-political Formations”[…]