Natur & Technik


Walter Scheidel hält "IST Science and Society Lecture"


For thousands of years, economic inequality has been a defining feature of civilization. Only violent shocks have significantly reduced inequality: mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues. This lecture examines these processes over the long run of history, and considers the prospects of leveling in today's more stable world.

Walter Scheidel is Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History, and Kennedy-Grossman Fellow in Human Biology at Stanford University. The author or editor of seventeen books and over 200 papers, he has worked on premodern social and economic history, historical demography, and the comparative global history of labor regimes, state formation and inequality.

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Walter Scheidel
Stanford University
IST Science and Society Lecture
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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