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Governance Through Documents: The Board of Trade, its Archive, and the Imperial Constitution of the British Atlantic, 1696-1807

Asheesh Siddique 
Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Society of Fellows at USC

 November 17, 2017 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm | Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Room 233, Intellectual Commons

Complete the RSVP form for lunch and to receive the pre-circulated paper.

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Historic paper trail shows difficulty of governing from half a world away From USC News | by Michelle Boston How do you rule a territory from across an ocean? These days it may not be much of an issue, with phones, email and quick flights. But in the 18th century, when handwritten letters were delivered…

Fellow Spotlight

Christopher Findeisen

English // 2017-2019
Christopher Findeisen’s research centers on American literature and critical theory. Using the academic novel as its point of entry, his current book project–under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press–considers what it means for our culture to imagine higher education as an institution of social equality in an increasingly unequal world.


Jessica Wright

Classics // 2016-2018
Jessica Wright works at the intersection of the history of medicine and religion in late antiquity. Her doctoral dissertation, “Brain and Soul in Late Antiquity,” explores constructions of the brain in Christian texts from the fourth and fifth centuries CE.


Monica Solomon

Philosophy // 2017-2019
Monica Solomon received her Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the Reilly Center and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Her main research is at the intersection between the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mathematical practice. She is interested in topics in the history of the philosophy of space, time, and gravity research, early modern philosophy, and the ethical and political dimensions of the scientific practice.