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Seeing Like the Police: Surveillance, Power and the Cross Index

Other - Lecture/Discussion

Thursday, September 26, 2013
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Dana Commons
Higgins Lounge

The Roots of Everything Series
With surveillance cameras, data mining, and the Patriot Act, agents of the state have both the ability and the authority to watch the public like never before. But this practice is not new. In her talk, Professor Nina Kushner (History) will discuss the evolution of covert domestic surveillance as it emerged in eighteenth-century Paris, examining how and why the state and the police began to spy and keep secret files on its own people. Professor Patty Ewick (Sociology) will offer a commentary.

The Roots of Everything is a lecture series sponsored by Early Modernists Unite (EMU)  a faculty collaborative bringing together scholars of medieval and early modern England and America  in conjunction with the Higgins School of Humanities. The series highlights various aspects of modern existence originating in the early modern world and teases out the connections between the two.

Cost: free

Suggested Audiences: College

E-mail: Lgillingham@clarku.edu
Phone: 508-793-7479

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