Professor Richard Tuck on Democratic Sovereignty and Democratic Government

Harvard University, Faculti — An Online Media Platform for Ideas Click here for the video. In this brief interview, Professor Richard Tuck speaks about his work in tracing the historical role of referendums and plebiscites in the formation of early-modern democratic states. While these processes have remained under theorized in the last 100 years, he argues that they are surprisingly relevant in how we tend to think about the changes undergoing modern politics today. In particular in light of their recent revival in response to the stresses emerging from the European Union… Read More

Harvard PhD Candidate, Adam Anderson on The Old Assyrian Social Network 1950-1750 BCE: An Analysis Based on the Texts from Kültepe (Kanesh), Turkey

Harvard PhD Candidate, Adam Anderson on The Old Assyrian Social Network 1950-1750 BCE: An Analysis Based on the Texts from Kültepe (Kanesh), Turkey The Harvard Horizons Symposium in Sanders Theatre on April 22, 2014. In this Harvard Horizons Symposium series, Harvard PhD candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Adam Anderson speaks about the broader meaning of his work on the Old Assyrian past and the 2000 BCE cuneiform texts that reconnect us to the social networks of this long lost society. Click here for my summary. Click here for the video.