The history of surveillance is often associated with the history of the state. However, commercial organizations in the United States – from insurance companies to audience rating firms and database marketers, to corporate personnel and auditing departments – also exercise power over citizens through systems of identification, classification, and monitoring. The history of commercial surveillance thus intersects with key issues concerning the history of privacy, information, social sorting and discrimination, and technologies of discipline and control. Leggi tutto “01/05/18 – CFP “Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America””
Call for papers for a three-day workshop on anti-Catholicism in Europe and America. The aims of the workshop are Leggi tutto “30/04/18 – CFP “Anti-Catholicism in Europe and America, 1520-1900””
Issues of identities and connections were as pertinent to the inhabitants of early America and the Atlantic World as they remain today. Up until the mid-nineteenth century, the geopolitics of the Americas were in constant flux Leggi tutto “15/04/18 – CFP “The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850”
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