‘Political Risk’, Imperial nostalgia & technologies of the imagination

Gilbert, Paul Robert ‘Political Risk’, Imperial nostalgia & technologies of the imagination. [Show/Exhibition]

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One of the oldest firms in the City of London, and a pillar of modern finance throughout its history, is Lloyd's insurance. In this presentation, Paul Gilbert explores how the firm's growth was based in part on the transatlantic slave trade, and the way that these colonial legacies continue to shape the way the financial realm measures and manages risk in the international field. It was originally recorded at the Cornhill Water Pump located right beside the historic London Stock Exchange and in the shadow of Lloyd's iconic skyscraper.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Keywords: Speculation; Political Risk; Insurance; Finance; City of London; Colonialism
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
School of Global Studies > International Development
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Depositing User: Paul Robert Gilbert
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 15:08
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2018 15:08
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80905
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