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Why We Need a More Global History of Incarceration, and Why We Currently Don’t Have One

Matthew Larsen, Society of Fellows

Tue, 12/3 · 12:00 pm-1:30 pm · 019 Bendheim

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination

Matthew Larsen will discuss the reasons why we currently suffer from a parochial and undeveloped sense of the history of incarceration, and how this impacts us in the present. He will point out the ways that a more robust picture of how carceral practices and geographies would benefit us as we think about the past, present, and future of incarceration, discussing specific examples from the ancient and late antique Mediterranean contexts, with literary, documentary, and archaeological examples from his forthcoming book.

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