Annual Humanities Lecture: David Harvey

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October 12th, 2012

David Harvey will deliver the annual Humanities Lecture next week, on Thursday October 18 at 5 pm in Photonics 906.  The title of his talk is “The Urbanization of Anti-Capitalist Struggle.”  A reception will follow the lecture.

Professor Harvey will also offer an open seminar to faculty and graduate students on Friday, October 19, at 2 pm in CAS 200.

David Harvey is the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and author of numerous influential books, including ‘Social Justice and the City’, ‘The Condition of Postmodernity’, ‘The Limits to Capital’, ‘Paris, Capital of Modernity’, ‘The Urban Experience’, ‘Spaces of Hope’, ‘A Brief History of Neoliberalism’, and his most recent work, ‘Rebel Cities’.  He is a social theorist of international standing and an insightful critic of the postmodern historical turn.  He has revolutionized geography studies, overcoming the limitations inherent in positivistic approaches by examining together culture, art, urban studies, economics, and history.  He is (according to Wikipedia) one of the most cited authorities in the humanities.

This event is sponsored by the Lectures in Criticism, the BU Center for the Humanities, the Center for the Study of Europe, and the departments of English, Romance Studies, and Modern Languages and Comparative Literature.