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


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

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CFP Reminder – Britain & the World Conference 2018, Exeter – Deadline 15 Dec. #BATW2018

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

A reminder that the deadline for the Call for Papers for the 2018 Britain and the World Conference, Exeter is 15 December.

After our tenth anniversary conference in Austin in April 2017, Britain and the World returns to the UK for 2018: Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 June. It will be at Exeter University: the venue is Reed Hall and accommodation is at the neighbouring Holland Hall, and, as always, the conference is concerned with interactions within the ‘British world’ from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the present and will highlight the importance of transnational perspectives.

The Keynote Speaker will be Professor Richard Overy (Exeter), and the Plenary Speaker is Professor Audrey Horning (Queen’s University Belfast). There’ll be lunchtime roundtables on cinema and history, and on public history. Publishers present will include our journal publisher Edinburgh University Press, and our book series publisher Palgrave Macmillan, and the commissioning editor will be present throughout to discuss your publishing plans.

We accept both individual twenty-minute papers and complete panel submissions. Panels are expected to consist of three papers and should be submitted by one person who is willing to serve as the point of contact. Complete panels should also include a chair. In addition to abstracts for each individual paper, panel submissions should also include a 100-150 word introduction describing the panel’s main theme. The conference does not discriminate between panels and individual paper submissions, nor between graduate students and established academics.

As ever the conference icebreaker will be held on the Thursday evening, the Dinner Party on the Friday, and the outings downtown on the Saturday. These events will provide numerous opportunities for networking and more in the capital of Devon. Continue reading “CFP Reminder – Britain & the World Conference 2018, Exeter – Deadline 15 Dec. #BATW2018”