Conference Programme – Britain & the World (June 21-23, University of Exeter)

Reed Hall
Reed Hall, University of Exeter, where the 2018 conference will be held.

From June 21-23, 2018, the Centre for Imperial & Global History is hosting the Britain & the World Conference at Reed Hall. Professor Martin Thomas (University of Exeter) is giving the keynote, and Professor Audrey Horning (William and Mary) the plenary. Please find the programme below.

Wednesday Icebreaker: 7:30- @ The Imperial

THURSDAY 21 JUNE

8:45- 10:15am

  1. Humanitarian Mission and British Imperialism Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Ben Holmes, University of Exeter, UK

“‘Where Britain’s power is felt mankind should feel her mercy too’: The ‘mercy’ of

empire in the long nineteenth century,” James Gregory, University of Plymouth, UK

“Reforming the poor, a charitable enterprise of colonization? Protestant missions in

Ireland in the nineteenth century,” Karina Bénazech Wendling, EPHE-PSL University

Paris and GSRL-CNRS, France

“Bringing Light to the Heart of Darkness: Transnational Human Rights and the Congo

Reform Association,” Dean Clay, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

  1. Negotiating (Im)mobilities: Travelling British and Indian Women in the British Empire Margaret Hewitt

Chair: Lisa Berry-Waite, University of Exeter, UK

“Consolidating Power and Advancing Causes: Annie Besant’s Strategic Mobility across the Empire,” Catherine E. Hoyser, University of Saint Joseph, US

“Travelling the Empire and Crafting Careers: Maud MacCarthy and an Imperial Network of Art at the turn of the 20th century,” Louise Blakeney Williams, Central Connecticut State University, US

“Translating (Im)Mobilities in Migrations: Cases of Indian Travelling Ayahs in Britain (1890-1940),” Arunima Datta, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  1. British Relations with Central and Eastern Europe, 1900-1930         Garden

Chair: Daniel Steinbach, University of Exeter, UK

“‘What Shall Become of the Orphaned Congregations?’: The Expulsion of German Missionaries from British India during the First World War,” Sharon Arnoult, Midwestern State University, US

“‘The crimson trail of Britain across the world’: German representations of British Imperialism around the First World War,” Mads Bomholt Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

“R. W. Seton-Watson and the Yugoslavs, 1906-1921: The Limits and Contradictions of British Liberal Internationalism?,” Samuel Foster, University of East Anglia, UK

  1. Towards a System of Nations Upper Lounge

Chair: Marc-William Palen, University of Exeter, UK

“The economics of Edwardian imperial preference: what can New Zealand reveal?,”

Brian Varian, Swansea University, UK

“Forging imperial bonds in the pursuit of global unity: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the British government in Palestine,” Diane Robinson-Dunn, University of Detroit Mercy, US

“From Ottawa to Geneva: The British World of trade and the League of Nations,

c.1918-39,” David Thackeray, University of Exeter, UK

  1. Imperial Discourses Walter Daw

Chair: Richard Toye, University of Exeter, UK

“The World and Britain: The British Empire as Model for American and German imperialism,” Julio Decker, University of Bristol, UK

“The classical world, the civic space, and the concept of civilisation in British international thought, 1919-39,” Liam Stowell, University of Manchester, UK

10:30- 12:30pm

  1. British Radicalism in Nineteenth-Century India Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Alex Middleton, University of Oxford, UK

“The Radical Raj: British Radicals and India, 1818-1833,” Kieran Hazzard, University of

Oxford, UK

“The Limits of Cosmopolitanism: George Thompson in Calcutta and Delhi, 1843,”

Andrea Major, University of Leeds, UK

“The White Mutiny: The East India Company’s European Troops 1857-61,” Ann Lyon,

University of Plymouth, UK

  1. Creative Identities and  Internationalism Margaret Hewitt

Chair: Carey Fleiner, University of Winchester, UK

“‘Full to the brim of almost magical charm’: Flora Annie Steel and British histories of

India,” James Watts, University of Bristol, UK

“Edwardian London Through African Eyes: The Work of Sierra Leonean Writer A.B.C. Merriman-Labor,” Danell Jones, writer, US

“To Write a Letter: The Literary and Cultural Networks of Amnesty International,” Matthew Chambers, University of Warsaw, Poland

“At the edge of Global Britain: Books, Military Libraries and the Empire of Knowledge,”” G H Bennett, Plymouth University, UK

  1. Social Relations during the Twentieth Century Garden

Chair: Jonathan Shipe, Lynchburg College, US

“Of Ice and Men: British Antarctic Culture, 1900-1917,” Andrew J. Avery, University of Kansas, US

“Another Exciting Crossing: Transatlantic Homosociality 1900-1950,” Chet DeFonso,

Northern Michigan University, US

“Through the Curtain: British Cold War Tourism in the Soviet Union,” Nicholas Barnett,

Swansea University, UK

“The Business of Colonial Socialising: The British Social World in Hong Kong, 1980-2000,” Chris Wemyss, University of Bristol, UK

  1. Presidents and Premiers, 1940-2018 Upper Lounge

Chair: Justin Quinn Olmstead, University of Central Oklahoma, US

“Churchill and Roosevelt,” Warren Dockter, Aberyswyth University, UK

“Callaghan, Ford and Carter,” Todd Carter, University of Oxford, UK

“Trump and May,” Martin Farr, Newcastle University, UK

  1. Diplomacy, Subversion, and Seafarers, 1900-1945 Walter Daw

Chair: John C. Mitcham, Duquesne University, US

“A Wily Boer Litigant and Saboteur: Samuel Pearson, United States Neutrality, and the

International Arms Trade in the Early-Twentieth Century,” Chris Holdridge, University

of the Free State, South Africa and Monash University, Australia

“Lord Hush, Lord Silence, and Lord Knows Why: The Dockyard Dismissals and

Interwar British Anticommunism,” Jennifer Luff, Durham University, UK

“Tarvotis at War: Goan Merchant Seamen in the Second World War,” Valerian

DeSousa, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, US

“The Forgotten One: The Use of Curzon’s Rhetoric in Anglo-Persian Relations and the Creation of an Imaginary Persia (1900-1914),” Caralou Rosen, Cal State Fullerton, US

12:45- 2:00pm: Lunch (Woodbridge)

Welcome and Society News

Tony Eccles, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK

Phil Whickham, Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Exeter, UK

2:15- 3:45pm

  1. Politics and Power in Eighteenth Century Asia Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Jeffrey Hankins, Louisiana Tech University, US

“‘Our Brother Officers in India’: The Military Lobby in Imperial Politics of the 1780s,”

Christina Welsch, The College of Wooster, US

“Images of Empire: Understanding political authority and legitimacy in early British

India,” Apurba Chatterjee, University of Sheffield, UK

“The East India Company’s Slaves,” Jessica Hanser, Yale-NUS College, Singapore

  1. Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Relations  Margaret Hewitt

Chair: Marc-William Palen, University of Exeter, UK

“Jousting on the Schuylkill: Britain and the United States at the 1876 Philadelphia

Centennial,” David Tiedemann, University College London, UK

“‘Our brethren of the South’: Beresford Hope and the cultural basis of British sympathy

for the Confederacy during the American Civil War,” Michael J. Turner, Appalachian

State University, US

  1. Port Towns and the British World Garden

Chair: Simon Hill, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

“Separate Space, Global Heritage: Cardiff’s Tiger Bay, 1880-present,” Jenna Twyford-Jones, University of Portsmouth, UK

“A Port and its Court: Hong Kong and British Law in Chinese Seas,” Nathan Kwan,

King’s College London, UK

“Of Ports and Sea Lanes: Africa and the Indian Ocean in the Second World War”,  

Ashley Jackson, King’s College London, UK

  1. Cultural Imperialisms Upper Lounge

Chair: Chet DeFonso, Northern Michigan University, US

“Today magazine and the promotion of a colonial discourse to the colonies,” Naïma

Maggetti, University of Geneva, Switzerland

“Drawn to Power: Reimagining imperialism and colonialism in post-imperial era comics

and comics media”, Lawrence Abrams, UC Davis, US

“This Strange Effect: Americana, Anglophilia, and The Kinks,” Carey Fleiner, University

of Winchester, UK

  1. Health and Well-Being   Walter Daw

Chair: Dora Vargha, University of Exeter, UK

“The National Health Service and Postwar Medical Activism in a Global Context,”

Andrew Seaton, New York University, US

“Health System Reform in New Zealand and the United Kingdom during the 1950s,”

Hayley Brown, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

“Rehabilitation for the African: The (post)colonial development of services for people

with disabilities in Kenya,” Sam De Schutter, Leiden University, Netherlands

4:00- 5:30pm

  1. Seventeenth century exchanges and explorations     Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Michelle D. Brock, Washington and Lee University, US

“Cultural Colonialism: The Werburgh St Theatre and St Patrick for Ireland,” Courtney

Herber, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US

“Marriage of souls in the Age of the Beloveds,” Nailya Shamgunova, University of

Cambridge, UK

“Instruments of Acquisition and Reflections of Desire: English Nautical Charts and Islamic Shores, 1650-1700,” Alistair Maeer, Texas Wesleyan University, US

  1. Screening Eric Bogle: Return to No Man’s Land Margaret Hewitt

Featuring the research of

Michael J. K. Walsh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  1. British Imperialism in Latin America Garden

Chair: Carey Fleiner, University of Winchester, UK

“Dr Francia of Paraguay and Victorian anatomies of autocracy,” Alex Middleton,

University of Oxford, UK

“Cost of Protection: Securing Belizean borders during Maximilian’s Empire in Mexico,”

Rajeshwari Dutt, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

“Where’s the Beef? Argentinian Cattle and British Capitalism, 1880-1910,” Jonathan

Shipe, Lynchburg College, US

  1. Churchill and the World Upper Lounge  

Chair: Warren Dockter, Aberystwyth University, UK

“Winston Churchill, Munich, and ‘the European system,’” Richard Toye, University of

Exeter, UK

“Memorialising the Special Relationship: Transatlantic Commemorations of Winston

Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt,” Clive Webb, University of Sussex, UK

  1. Religious Mission and Diplomacy in the 19th-Century Walter Daw

Chair: Leslie Rogne Schumacher, Saint Joseph’s University, US

“Negotiated identities during Sultan Abdul Aziz’s 1867 visit to England: Establishing

British State Visit Protocol for non-Christian Heads of State,” Stéphanie Prévost, Paris

Diderot University, France  

“Britain and Zionism in Late Ottoman Palestine,” Gabriel Polley, University of Exeter,

UK

“Juvenile Connections: Children’s Involvement in Missionary Organizations at Home and Overseas (1850s-1920s),” Maud Michaud, Le Mans Université, France

5.45-7: Plenary (Woodbridge): Audrey Horning, College of William & Mary, US,

“The absence of mortar: reconsidering imperial foundations in the early British Atlantic”

7:00- BBQ, Reed Hall; “book launches”

FRIDAY 22 JUNE

8:45- 10:15am

  1. Negotiating Identities in Second World War Britain Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: David Littlewood, Massey University, NZ

“Bringing justice to the inventors of the gas chambers,” Wendy Webster, University of

Huddersfield, UK

“The ‘Conchie Corps’: Conflict, compromise and conscientious objection in the British

Army, 1940-1945,” Linsey Robb, Northumbria University, UK

“The ‘Welsh’ Pimpernel: Richard Llewellyn and the negotiation of identity in Second World War Britain,” Wendy Ugolini, University of Edinburgh, UK

  1. Violence and Power in Colonial India Margaret Hewitt

Chair: Andrea Major, University of Leeds, UK

“Press and governance in colonial India, 1790-1823,” Ritika Prasad, University of North

Carolina at Charlotte, US

“A visual colonial Anthropophagy: Photography and public opinion’s reaction to the

1860s-1870s famines in French Algeria and British India,” Xavier Guégan, University

of Winchester, UK

“Building Loyalty: Queen Victoria and the pursuit of Indian loyalty at Osborne House,

c.1887-1901,” Lee Butcher, King’s College London & English Heritage, UK

  1. Nineteenth-Century Irish World Garden

Chair: Gemma Clark, University of Exeter, UK

“‘…all to embark at Plymouth for Port Philip’: the Three Towns and the Irish Diaspora,

c1840-1900,” Judith Rowbotham, University of Plymouth, UK

“Spreading the Light Across the Atlantic: What is Good for Ireland is good for America.

Rent is Robbery. Landlordism is despotism. Down with both of them,” Rob Allen,

Auckland University of Technology, NZ

“Fenianism Without Fenians: Secret Intelligence and Irish Disaffection, 1868-1874,”

Padraic Kennedy, York College of Pennsylvania, US

  1. The Transnational Radicalism of British Free Trade Upper Lounge

Chair: David Thackeray, University of Exeter, UK

Global Cobdens: reconstructing the ‘International Man’, 1865-1940,” Anthony Howe, University of East Anglia, UK

“A Co-operative take on free trade and planned economies: Britain and Sweden late 19th century and early 20th century,” Katarina Friberg, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

“Marxism and the Manchester School: An Unlikely Marriage,” Marc-William Palen, University of Exeter, UK

  1. Hong Kong and China, 1950s-1997 Walter Daw  

Chair: Sue Thompson, Australian National University, Australia

“The Merseyside and Sheffield Chambers of Commerce as examples of Northern British

Engagement with the People’s Republic of China during the Open Door period,

c.1972-1989,” Simon Hill, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

“The Strange Case of the Huey Fong: British Refugee Policy in Hong Kong 1978-1979,”

Andrew J. Whitford, Canadian Army Command and Staff College, Kingston, Ontario,

Canada

“British colonial Hong Kong as a modern state: case studies of tax non-compliance and

corruption,” Wan Yin Lai, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong

Kong

10:30- 12:30pm

  1. Relations and Perceptions in the Early Modern Caribbean Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Jessica S. Hower, Southwestern University, US

“‘Circled in with Enemies’ Countries’: Privateers and Local Politics in Restoration

Jamaica,” John Coakley, Merrimack College, US

“‘[We] Must Furnish them with Toys and Strong Liquors’: Anglo-Indigenous Alcohol

Diplomacy in the Early English Leeward Islands,” Lila Chambers, New York University,

US

“‘The Seas were become more dangerous than in Time of War’: Maritime Predation in

Early-Eighteenth-Century Cuba & Jamaica,” David Wilson, University of Strathclyde,

UK

“Perceptions of Women of Color in Eighteenth-Century British Prints,” Chloe Northrop,

Tarrant County College, US

  1. Controlling Subjects and Substances Margaret Hewitt

Chair: Carey Fleiner, Winchester University, UK

“The British Empire and international drug control: the case of opium prohibition in

Burma, ca. 1906-1912,” Luke Gibbon, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK

“Destitute Cypriots Abroad, 1914-1931,” Andrekos Varnava, De Montford University, UK and Flinders Universty, Australia, and Evan Smith, Flinders University, Australia

“Empire, Slavery and Humanitarianism: John Lugard’s role in the establishment of the

1926 International Slavery Convention,” Christian Mueller, University of Nottingham

Ningbo China (UNNC), China

“Pick your poison: insecticides and locust control in colonial Kenya,” Sabine Clarke,

University of York, UK

  1. Imperial Encounters during the First World War Garden

Chair: Samuel Foster, University of East Anglia, UK

“Empire, Nation, Race: Contested Identities in Wartime Africa, 1914-1919,” Daniel

Steinbach, University of Exeter, UK

“‘Forging another link in that brotherhood of empire’: Colonial Encounters and Imperial Identities during the First World War,” Anna Maguire, King’s College London, UK

“Lateral contacts and anti-colonial cosmopolitanism in the British Empire during the

First World War,” Santanu Das, King’s College London, UK

“The Case of Rupert Reuben: Race, Empire, and Military Service Act 1916,” Jesse

Tumblin, Boston College, US

  1. Late 20th-century Diplomacy in the Global South Upper Lounge  

Chair: Michael Kandiah, King’s College London, UK

“No nation can win a race war”: Race-thinking, the Afro-Asian-Canadian ‘bloc,’ and

South Africa’s departure from the Commonwealth, 1960-1961,” Daniel Manulak,

University of Western Ontario, Canada

“British policy towards military cooperation with the Republic of South Africa, 1961–76,” Dan Feather, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

“Solving Practical Problems with Practical Solutions’: Documenting the Restoration of Diplomatic Relations Between Britain and Argentina, 1982-1990,” John Bagnall, Newcastle University, UK

  1. British Conservatism and the European Community Walter Daw

Chair: Martin Farr, Newcastle University, UK

“The Churchill Enigma: The Conservative Party, Brexit and Britain’s World Role,” Oliver Daddow, University of Nottingham, UK    

“Enoch Powell and the European Question in British Party Politics,” David Shiels,

Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK    

“More pragmatism than conviction: Margaret Thatcher and European integration from

Fontainebleau to ERM,” Helene von Bismarck, independent scholar, Hamburg,

Germany

“Euro-realism’ in party politics – the rise of the European Conservatives and

Reformists,” Mark Garnett and Martin Steven, University of Lancaster, UK  

12:45- 2:00pm: Lunchtime Roundtable (Woodbridge): The United States and the British World: New Perspectives

Chair: Amanda Behm, University of York, UK

Rachel Bright, Keele University, UK

Marc-William Palen, University of Exeter, UK

David Sim, University College London, UK

Stephen Tuffnell, University of Oxford, UK

2:15- 3:45pm

  1. Reformation and Exploration: Building a Tudor Empire     Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Sharon Arnoult, Midwestern State University, US

“Jean Ribault: Huguenot Explorer in the Atlantic World,” Thomas J. Rushford,

Northern Virginia Community College- Annandale, US

“The Myth and Majesty of the Elizabethan Empire,” Elizabeth Taylor, Louisiana State

University, US

“‘Most Bloody’ or ‘Most Serene and Potent’?: Mary I, the British Empire, and the

Making of the Early Modern Atlantic World,” Jessica S. Hower, Southwestern

University, US

  1. The Political Economy of British Emigration Margaret Hewitt

Chair: Stephen Tuffnell, University of Oxford, UK

“Remapping the imperial Pacific: California and the British World, 1873-1919,” Amanda

Behm, University of York, UK

“When Class Equals Worth: The Condemnation of Working-Class Emigrants to 1830s

New South Wales,” Melanie Burkett, Macquarie University, Australia

“‘These outlawed Sicilians’: Controlling Refugee Movement in Early British Malta,” Leslie Rogne Schumacher, Saint Joseph’s University, US

  1. Colonialism and Conflict in South Africa Garden

Chair: Jacob Ivey, Florida Institute of Technology, US

“Appealing to Hearts and Nation: The ‘Weenen’ and Depictions of the British-Boer

Conflict,” Nicole Mares, King’s College, US

“British Surrendering and the South African War, 1899-1902,” Stephen M. Miller,

University of Maine, US

“Jews, Health and Migration Control in the Early Twentieth Century Cape,” Rachel Bright, Keele University, UK

  1. The Commonwealth and Britain, 1945-73 Upper Lounge  

Chair: Sue Thompson, Australian National University, Australia

“’Commonwealth Bases and the Special Relationship, 1945-47,” Robert Barnes, York St

John University, UK

“Watershed Moment or Breaking Point? – Australia, Canada and New Zealand during Britain’s Turn to Europe, 1958-1973,” Clara-Maria Seltmann, University of Tuebingen, Germany

“‘No Ground for Confidence’: Reflections on the British Decision ‘East of Suez’ in

Australia and New Zealand, 1966-1969,” Maike Hausen, University of Tuebingen,

Germany

  1. Gender in Twentieth Century India, China, and Australia Walter Daw

Chair: Jonathan Shipe, Lynchburg College, US

The Indian Ladies’ Magazine: From Raj to Swaraj,” Deborah A. Logan, Western

Kentucky University, US

“Triumphs and Betrayals of British Masculinity: Interpreting and narrating the male

body in Tianjin, 1919-1941,” Julie H. Yue, formerly SOAS, University of London; Brown

University, US/UK

“In Search of Little Bo Peep: Gendered Occupations in the Sheep Industry, Britain and Australia,” Emma Robertson, La Trobe University, Australia; Nicola Verdon, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; Diane Kirkby, La Trobe University, Australia; and Lee-Ann Monk, La Trobe University, Australia.

4:00- 5:30pm

  1. Plymouth: A Point of Departure    Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Judith Rowbotham, University of Plymouth, UK

“Pioneers, Pathfinders and Perseverance: Plymouth’s Global Heritage,” Kim Stevenson, University of Plymouth, UK

“‘Virtual’ Departures in Time, Travel and Experience,” Rob Giles, University of Plymouth, UK

Departing Legality: The Story of Sarah Chambers,” Craig John Newbery-Jones, University of Plymouth, UK

  1.  Screening: Churchill’s Secret Affair (Channel 4 2018) Margaret Hewitt

Featuring the research of, and presented by

Richard Toye, University of Exeter, UK

Warren Dockter, Aberyswyth University, UK

  1. The Political Economy of the 19th-Century British World    Garden

Chair: Marc-William Palen, University of Exeter, UK

“Empire, Office, and City Commonality: Corporation of London vs. the West India Dock

Company,” Jeffery R. Hankins, Louisiana Tech University, US

“The Growth of Railways in Britain’s Australasian Colonies: At the Junction of

Economic and Environmental Histories,” André Brett, University of Wollongong,

Australia

“British financial institutions: a periphery to Australian trade with Asia in the

nineteenth century?” Nicholas Guoth, Australian National University, Australia

  1. Brexit Upper Lounge

Chair: Martin Farr, Newcastle University, UK

“Brexit, Race and Empire: The Empire Strikes Back?,” Robert Saunders, Queen Mary

University of London, UK

“Recent British Migration to Berlin – Dreams, Reality and Brexit,” Melanie Neumann,

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

“Britain, Brexit, and Portuguese foreign policy: an opportunity for ‘an ever closer

European Union’?,” Pedro Ponte e Sousa, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

  1. Empire and the Law Walter Daw

Chair: Gail Hook, George Mason University, US

“Four Myths of Raj History,” Martin Wiener, Rice University, US

“Between legal pluralism and child welfare: Child marriage, the British Empire and the

League of Nations,” Penny Sinanoglou, Wake Forest University, US

“The Uncommon Law: How the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Dealt with

‘Foreign’ Law in Imperial Appeals,” David Schorr, Tel Aviv University, Israel

5:45- 7pm: Keynote (Woodbridge): Martin Thomas, University of Exeter, UK, “What’s in a Word: Thinking Through Decolonisation”

7.00- Conference dinner, Reed Hall  

SATURDAY, 23 JUNE

8:45- 10:15am

  1. Making War and Profit in the Early Modern Empire Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Alistair Maeer, Texas Wesleyan University, US

“‘We have been very much alarm’d’: The French Plot to Invade Britain in 1744,” Doreen

Skala, Independent Scholar, US

“The Imperial Constitution of the King’s Law Officers: The Attorney General, the

Solicitor General, and the Jurisprudence of Conquest, 1724-1774,” Edward Cavanagh,

University of Cambridge, UK

“For Faith and Profit: German Lutherans and the British Empire,” Karen Auman,

Brigham Young University, US

  1. Colonial Experiments in Australasia Margaret Hewitt

Chair:  Sue Thompson, Australian National University, Australia

“Peopling a New Colony: Henry Jordan, Land Orders, and Queensland Immigration,

1860-66,” Kenneth Morgan, Brunel University London, UK

“Expediency Over Ideology: New Zealand’s Introduction of Conscription during 1940,”

David Littlewood, Massey University, NZ

  1. Rethinking Exploration and Collaboration in the 19th-Century British

World Garden

Chair: Eric Zuelow, University of New England, US

“Exploration as Global Encounter: British explorers and local knowledge from the

Sahara and Arctic during the early 19th century,” Thomas Anderson, Merrimack

College, US

“Touring the Raj: British Tourism in India during the Long Nineteenth Century,” Eric G.

  1. Zuelow, University of New England, US

“Cultural Apparatus of Colonial Hunt: Shikar, Co-option and Collaboration in

Nineteenth Century India,” Rajarshi Mitra, Indian Institute of Information Technology

Guwahati, India

  1. Writing Modern British History from a German Angle Upper Lounge   

Chair: Helene von Bismarck, independent scholar, Hamburg, Germany

“The History of Popular Culture and the National Paradigm,” Tobias Becker, German Historical Institute London, UK

“Made in Britain? Swinging London and the Transnational Dimension of Pop and Fashion in the 1960s”, Felix Fuhg, Center for Metropolitan Studies TU Berlin, Germany

““That sweet boy Karl”: The German as an object of desire in British modernist fiction of the inter-war period”, Barbara Wünnenberg, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

  1. Imperial Crisis Management: Courtrooms, Counterinsurgency, and Control in the British World Walter Daw

Chair: Cees Heere, Leiden University, Netherlands

“J. Joyce v. Colonial Secretary of the Colony of Natal,” Jacob Ivey, Florida Institute of Technology, US

“Containing the Flames of Rebellion: The Easter Rising in a Global Context,” John C. Mitcham, Duquesne University, US

“Producing Men of Violence: Imperial fantasy, expertise, and the creation of counterinsurgency identities during Britain’s small wars, 1919-1998,” Katya Maslakowski, Northwestern University, US

10:30- 12:30pm

  1. Remembrance and Its Absence Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Andrekos Varnava, De Montford University, UK and Flinders Universty,

Australia,

“British Imperial Amnesia and The Palestine Mandate,” Adam Hogan, University of

Exeter, UK

“‘Britain does not forget its dead’: Memorialising a ‘Forgotten Conflict’ on Cyprus,” John

Burke, Newcastle University, UK

“The Building Blocks of History: Historians and the archives of the Edwardian Foreign

Office,” Richard Dunley, The National Archives, UK

  1. Britain in Asia; Asia in Britain Margaret Hewitt

Chair: Simon Hill, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

“Becoming ‘British’?: The Hong Kong-Portuguese and problems of Britishness,” Vivian

Kong, University of Bristol, UK

“Picturing Death: The Visual Economy of Violence in British Photographs of

Semi-Colonial China, c. 1860-1927,” Stephen McDowall, University of Edinburgh, UK

“‘Of the greatest practical importance’: Edward Parker and the development of Chinese

Studies at the University of Manchester,” David Woodbridge, National Archives, UK

“Between the Great Game and the Great War: The Anglo-Russian Agreement and the Anxieties of Global Empires,” Miles Macallister, Princeton University, US

  1. Race, Citizenship, and Empire Garden

Chair: Jacob Ivey, Florida Institute of Technology, US

“‘Britons, all’”: Empire Citizenship, West Africans and Pressure Politics in the Late 19th

and early 20th Centuries,” Charles Ambler, University of Texas at El Paso, US

“Among the Nations of the Empire: Migration Diplomacy and the Making of Indian

Statehood, 1900-1923,” Cees Heere, Leiden University/Roosevelt Institute for

American Studies, Netherlands

“Race, Caste And The Privilege Of Postcolonial Mobility: Britain, India And The

Entangled History Of The Indian Passport (1947-67),” Kalathmika Natarajan,

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

“Unite and Quit: A Comparative Study of British Decolonization in the South Sudan and

Eritrea after the Second World War,” Brian Digre, Elon University, US

  1. Gender and Diplomacy in the Post-War World     Upper Lounge

Chair: Jonathan Shipe, Lynchburg College, US

“Postwar Britain and the Making of the United Nations, 1945,” Amy Limoncelli, College

of William & Mary, US

“New Fears, New Strategies: The Society for the Overseas Settlement of British Women, 1945-1962,” Bonnie White, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus, Canada

“A Revolution Blown off Course? The British Foreign Office and the Emergence of the Woman Diplomat, 1945-1980,” James Southern, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK

“Cultural Diplomacy in a Post-Colonial State: The Work of the British Council in the Malaysian Provinces of Sabah and Sarawak,” Katherine Smyser, The University at Buffalo, State University of NY

  1. The Literary World of the British World Walter Daw

Chair: Paul Young, University of Exeter, UK

“Deconstruction of The Island of Doctor Moreau,” Sara Price, Northern Arizona

University, US

“‘Waterside Character’: Portside Dispossession and the Creation of Enclosed

Wet-Docks, Pathologizing Thieves, and the Influence of Commons Preservation within

Print Culture in Our Mutual Friend (1864-5),” Lucy Morse, University of Exeter, UK

“The Poetry of the Lancashire Cotton Famine, 1861-1865,” Ruth Mather, University of

Exeter, UK

“A songwriter, a song, and the grave of an Ulsterman on the Somme: Eric Bogle, Willie

McBride and No Man’s Land,” Michael J. K. Walsh, Nanyang Technological University,

Singapore

12:45- 2:00pm: Lunchtime Roundtable (Woodbridge): The Academic Job Market: Transatlantic Strategies for Survival and Success

Chair: John C. Mitcham, Duquesne University, US

Jonathan Shipe, Lynchburg College, US

Michelle D. Brock, Washington and Lee University, US

Juliette Desplat, The National Archives, UK

Martin Farr, Newcastle University, UK

2:15- 3:45pm

  1. Britain and the Islamic World Ibrahim Ahmed

Chair: Justin Quinn Olmstead, University of Central Oklahoma, US

“‘Far from the orthodox road’: Conceptualizing the Shiʿa in the nineteenth century official mind,” Conor Meleady, University of Oxford, UK

“Britain, India, and the Somaliland Campaign of 1903-04,” Derek Blakeley, McNeese State University, US

“Great hopes and broken promises: Britain and the shaping of national identity in Egypt and Iraq, 1917-1923,” Juliette Desplat, The National Archives, UK

  1. Theatre and Poetry  in the 18th Century Margaret Hewitt

Chair: Michelle D. Brock, Washington and Lee University, US

“The American Revolution in Verse: 18th century Poetry as Political Rhetoric,” Tye

Williams, Texas State, US

“‘All depends on your acting well’: Reputation, translation, and imitation in

eighteenth-century theater,” Beth Savage, Lynchburg College, US

“‘With her own consent’: Literary Mesmerism, Sexual Consent, and Elizabeth Inchbald’s

Animal Magnetism,” Catherine Waitinas, Cal Poly State University, US

  1. From Imperial Defense to Collective Security in the Indo-Pacific, 1968-1982 Garden

Chair:  John C. Mitcham, Duquesne University, US

“Britain, ASEAN and the Sabah Dispute of 1968,” Sue Thompson, Australian National

University, Australia

“Securing the Neighborhood: Australia and the Southwest Pacific in the 1970s,” Laura Seddelmeyer, Lycoming College, US

“Narrow Seas and Bell Buoys:  Naval Consortium in the Indo-Pacific, 1979-1982,” John

Brobst, Ohio University, US

  1. New Cultural Histories of Expansion Upper Lounge

Chair: Eric G. E. Zuelow, University of New England, US

“The Past, the Present, and the Fuchsias: Transcending Time with Victorian Plants,” Marc Ricard, University of Exeter, UK

“Early-Twentieth-Century Anglo-Indian Board Games, c. 1815-1914,” Gavin Davies, University of Exeter, UK

“Beyond the Terrestrial: The Emergence of an Interplanetary Frontier in Late-Victorian Popular Fiction,” Fiona Schroeder, University of Exeter, UK  

  1. The Mobility of Labour in the British Empire (1850-1950) Walter Daw

Chair: James Davey, University of Exeter, UK

“‘They worked as British workmen lone can work’ – Workers from Britain and workers from elsewhere building the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, 1854-1859,” Anh-Dao Bui Tran, Sorbonne University, France

“The mobility of colonial seafarers in the British Empire (1850-1950),” Justine Cousin, Sorbonne University, France

4.00- Outings in ‘downtown’ Exeter; guided walk

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