Reminder: Networks in Imperial and Global History Conference, University of Exeter (June 19-20)

Gareth Curless

The Imperial and Global History Network for early career scholars will be holding its first conference on 19th and 20th June 2014 at the University of Exeter. The conference will bring together early career scholars from across the world, discussing a range of topics including America’s Drone Empire, the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa, and Treaty Port China. Registration for the conference is now open and information about how to register can be found here.

Where: Reed Hall, University of Exeter

When: 19 and 20 June 2014


Thursday 19th June 2014


9.00-9.30         Registration


9.30-10.00       Welcome


10.00-11.00     Panel 1


Ong Weichong, Nanyang Technological University: Post-Colonial COIN Learning: The Second Emergency in Malaysia (1968-89).


Chris Fuller, University of Southampton: Unmanned Frontiers: America’s Drone Empire and the Legislation which Underwrites It.


11.00-11.15     Break


11.15-12.45     Panel 2


Emily Bridger, University of Exeter: History from Below? Gendering Dominant Narratives of South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Struggle.


Emma Lundin, Birkbeck College: The Impact of International Exchanges on Women’s Quest for Equality within the ANC 1960-1976.


Felicity Berry, University of Sydney: ‘I cannot yet feel at home here’: How Two British Women Used Home Networks to Centre the Empire and Themselves.


12.45-13.45     Lunch





13.45-14.45     Panel 3


Kate Bruce-Lockhart, University of Cambridge: The Penal Palimpsest: Kamiti Prison and Tensions of Empire, 1954-60’


Kellie Moss, University of Leicester: Global Integrations of Convicts in Western Australia, 1850-1868.


14.45-15.00     Break


15.00-16.00     Panel 4


Charlotte Riley, University of York: Tropical Allsorts: the transnational flavour of British development policies in Africa.


Tim Livsey, Birkbeck College: Networks and the African Roots of Colonial Development.


16.00-16.15     Break


16.15-17.15     Panel 5


Jamie Martin, Harvard University: A Thinking Machine for India: The Exportation of European Economic Expertise and the Making of Modern Economic Governance in Asia, 1920-39.


Kate Boehme, University of Cambridge: Smuggling, Subversion and Salt: Baroda and the Fight for Economic Autonomy.


19.00               Conference Dinner








Friday 20th June 2014


9.00-9.30         Tea/Coffee


9.30-11.00       Panel 1


Vincent Kuitenbrouwer, University of Amsterdam: Wireless Ties: Radio Broadcasts from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indies, 1927-40.


Hoi-To Wong, City University of Hong Kong: Agents and Networks: Reconsidering Transnational and Local Networks of Publishing and Bookselling between Britain and east Asia from the mid-19th century to 20th century.


Melissa Mouat, University of Cambridge: The Establishment of the Tongwen Guan and the Politics of Translation in Late Qing China?


11.00-11.15     Break


11.15-12.15     Panel 2


Kate Stevens, University of Cambridge: Connected Empires and Disconnected Rule: Law in the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides, 1906-22.


Emily Whewell, University of Leicester: The British Consular Court

System in Treaty Port China: Legal connections and Disconnections with the Wider Formal and Informal British Empire.


12.15-13.15     Lunch


13.15-14.45     Panel 3


Amanda Behm, Yale University: Turn of the Century Historical Thought and the Fracturing of the British Empire.


Ivan Sablin, National Research University Higher School of Economics: Siberian and Mongolian Socialists, Buddhists and Nationalists in Post-Imperial Boundary Construction 1905-1937.


Hussein David Alkhazragi, Université de Genève: The Interplays, Interconnections and Networks between the League of Nations and the Middle East.


14.45-15.00     Break


15.00-16.00     Panel 4


Joanna Warson, University of Portsmouth: Francophone networks in Anglophone Africa: France’s presence in Nigeria and Ghana during the age of decolonisation.


Poppy Cullen, University of Durham: British and Kenyan Policymakers: Connections, Consultations, and Conflicts.


16.00-16.15     Break


16.15-17.15     Roundtable Discussion