UNSWriting - Jane Gleeson-White
- When: 4th April
- Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
- Location: Io Myers Studio, UNSW, Kensington (entrance from Gate 2, High Street)
UNSWriting’s public writers’ event series starts in 2012 with published author, editor and current UNSW post graduate candidate in Creative Writing, Jane Gleeson-White.
Double Entry is a fascinating exploration of how a simple system used to measure and record wealth spawned a cultural revolution. Prepare to have your idea of accounting changed forever.
‘The rise and metamorphosis of double-entry bookkeeping is one of history’s best-kept secrets and most important untold tales ... Through its logic we have let the planet go to ruin-and through its logic we now have a chance to avert that ruin.’ The story of double entry reaches from the Crusades through the Renaissance to the factories of industrial Britain and the policymakers of the Great Depression and the Second World War. At its heart stands a Renaissance monk, mathematician and magician, and his celebrated treatise for merchants. With double entry came the wealth and cultural efflorescence that was the Renaissance, a new scientific worldview, and a new economic system: capitalism.
Discussing Jane’s work with her is one of Australia’s best known economists Professor Geoff Harcourt.
Jane will be available to sign copies of her book on the night. You will be able to purchase Double Entry and a selection of her other books at 10% off the RRP, courtesy of the UNSW bookshop.
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