Concepts of historical progress or decline and the idea of anakyklosis (Kreislauf) have existed for centuries in many civilizations.
The anchor for this presentation which stems from a joint research project with the historian of India, Sumathi Ramaswamy, is Gigi Scaria’s six-minute video installation No Parallel (2010).
How can we understand 'tension', the experience of rigidity that often underpins systemic structures of domination, epistemic violence as well as physical aggression in South Asia?
Film screening followed by discussion with the Director, Karl Sabbagh, and Avi Shlaim (St Antony's)
Rory Miller is Honorary Fellow in International Business History at the University of Liverpool. He was Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies between 1999 and 2002 and subsequently Reader in the Management School there.