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Dirty History presents Kris Lane: Cash for Your Gold! Precious Metals, the Environment, & Early Modernity

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Brooks Hall, Room 145

Join us for a talk by Dr. Kris Lane, "Cash for Your Gold! Precious Metals, the Environment, & Early Modernity." A historian of early modern mining, Kris Lane revisits precious metals extraction and circulation in light of new approaches to materialism and environmental degradation.

Kris Lane holds the France V. Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History at Tulane University in New Orleans, USA. He is author of Pandemic in Potosí: Fear, Loathing, and Public Piety in a Colonial Mining Metropolis (2021), Potosí: The Silver City that Changed the World (2019), Pillaging the Empire: Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750 (2015), Colour of Paradise: The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires (2010), and Quito 1599: City & Colony in Transition (2002). Lane is currently writing a history of the great Potosí mint fraud of the 1640s. A documentary history of the Basque-Vicuña conflict of 1620s Potosí is due out in spring 2024 with the University of Nevada Press.

A free and public event. Refreshments will be served. 

This is an FYO event.

Sponsored by the Dirty History Workshop, an interdisciplinary workshop for scholars working at the intersection of agriculture, environment, and capitalism.

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