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29 March 2018

Keynes’s giraffes and the ordinary textuality of economic ideas

In the 1926 essay “The End of Laissez-Faire”, John Maynard Keynes used the giraffe as a metaphor of both welfare and herd dynamics, in order to argue for the importance of wise government intercession into markets. A chapter by Assistant Professor Carolyn Biltoft conducts a close textual analysis of that essay, demonstrating how Keynes’ own choice of metaphor reveals the economist’s deeper seated,...
20 March 2018

Professor Jussi Hanhimäki on history and policy-making

On 7 February, Professor Jussi Hanhimäki and Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou presented on History and Statecraft at King's College London. In an interview following this presentation, Professor...

19 March 2018

Narratives and Encounters with Tatjana Eichert

Tatjana Eichert is a fourth year PhD candidate in the International History Department researching 'Encounters between German-speaking Jewish immigrants and Arab Palestinians in British Mandate Palestine'...