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Keith Hart’s improvised Cambridge tour in 7 webisodes

An archaeology of intellectual revolution.

An improvisation from memory shot in a single take by Ricardo Leizaola on 25th February 2009 and edited by him. Spot the undeliberate errors.

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Interview by Alan Macfarlane

Alan Macfarlane interviewed me in April 2006 and January 2009 as part of his ‘Ancestors’ series (no comment).

The full interview, in two parts of an hour each divided by the year 1983, can be found here. Other interviews of anthropologists by Alan can be found here.

An engaged anthropology for the 21st century

What would an engaged anthropology for the twenty-first century look like? A lecture in six parts given to an undergraduate course, Politics, Economics and Social Change, at Goldsmiths College, London on 26th March 2009. It was introduced as ‘The anthropology of politics’, but my intention was to speak about how we might engage with our times through an anthropology whose object is defined as ‘the making of world society’. What do we need to know about humanity as a whole that would help us to build a better world? Such an anthropology might be both an aspect of the academic discipline of the same name and an interdisciplinary project undertaken by historians, ethnographers, philosophers, political economists, geographers, students of literature and many others, perhaps you.

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Cambridge lecture on international development

I revisited my old college, St. John’s, Cambridge on 24th February 2009 to give a lecture on “International development: a historical perspective from Cambridge” for Cambridge University International Development on the occasion of the University’s 800th anniversary year. What follows consists of a short Introduction, the lecture in 5 parts and audience discussion in 4 parts, the whole lasting about an hour and a half.

In 1996 I gave a not dissimilar lecture in the same place: Clarkson, Cambridge and the international movement for human rights.

See also Between slavery and emancipation in West Africa.

Lecture:              Part 1,     Part 2,     Part 3,     Part 4,     Part 5.

Discussion:         Part 6,    Part 7,     Part 8,     Part 9

The anticolonial revolution

This is the first of three lectures, the culmination of an undergraduate course given at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2005-6, that consider the question of how anthropologists might approach the formation of world society in the coming century. The other two were posted earlier. The set is: 1. the anticolonial revolution 2. development and 3. globalisation. All three were filmed and edited by Ricardo Leizaola.

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On development

An undergraduate anthropology lecture in six parts given at Goldsmiths College in 2006 (filmed and edited by Ricardo Leizaola). Part 1.

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Inaugural lecture: Money in the making of world society

Machines, money and people in the formation of a global society. A lecture in five parts given at Goldsmiths, University of London on 23rd October 2007. Filmed and edited by Ricardo Leizaola.

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Globalism, the crisis in capitalism and anthropology

A lecture in five parts given at Goldsmiths College, London on November 26th. Filmed and edited by Ricardo Leizaola.

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Alternative currencies at Limehouse 2005

One in a series of World Summits on Free Information Infrastructures (WSFII) took place 1-3 October 2005 at Limehouse Town Hall in London. A programme of talks, demonstrations and discussion on free networks, alternative currencies, civic information, infra-red networks, open geodata and mapping, was preceded by a week of workshop ‘streams’ including a book writing project : ‘Wireless for Development’.

Keith Hart spoke about the political possibilities of alternative currencies. In three Youtube segments, he discusses his online project the Memory Bank and the relationship between intellectual property, the information age and the emergence of new monetary systems (and value).

Filmed and edited by Ricardo Leizaola.

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Anthropology and Globalisation

This is an undergraduate lecture on Anthropology and Globalisation (in five parts) that I gave at Goldsmiths College, London in 2006. Filmed and edited by Ricardo Leizaola.

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Russian comment on YouTube:

Not many people even politicians can talk about serious matters for such a long time without looking at the written text.