To kick off its new funded year, the Colonial Ports and Global History (CPAGH) Network at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities will host an interdisciplinary workshop, ‘Decolonising colonial ports and global history: rethinking archives of power’ on Saturday, 9 November 2019 at the TORCH Seminar Room at Radcliffe Humanities. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.
The workshop will begin in the morning with the ‘Port Café’ – a participatory discussion in the style of a World Café. The three invited hosts (Erica Charters, Philip Burnett, Priya Atwal) will address such cutting-edge topics as ‘reading subaltern power beyond colonial and imperial archives’, ‘hearing sonic archives and dissonant oral histories’, and ‘re/examining local archives and practices across the Global North and South’.
In the afternoon, and following from the Port Café, there will be themed panels on the related perspectives of gender and intersectional identities in colonial ports and port cities, and globality, im/mobility, and ‘histories from below’. The confirmed presenters are Katrina Gulliver, Urvi Khaitan, and Stephanie Mawson (gender panel); Paris Chronakis, Tamara Fernando, Maziyar Ghiabi, and Stephen Legg (globality panel).
The workshop will conclude with an open-floor discussion.
Registration is free but required due to a limited room capacity. For the full programme and registration page, please follow the link to the EventBrite page.
09:15 Coffee and registration
Yvonne Liao (CPAGH)
09:45 Port Café
Chair: Julia Binter (CPAGH)
‘Decolonising the eye’: reading subaltern power beyond colonial and imperial archives
Host: Erica Charters (Oxford)
Moderators: Katharina Oke (CPAGH) and Hatice Yildiz (CPAGH)
‘Decolonising the ear’: hearing sonic archives and dissonant oral histories
Host: Philip Burnett (Bristol)
Moderators: Yvonne Liao and Min-Erh Wang (CPAGH)
Towards decolonising knowledge: re/examining local archives and practices across the Global North and South
Host: Priya Atwal (King’s College London)
Moderators: Olivia Durand (CPAGH) and Helena Lopes (CPAGH)
13:00 Panel: On gender and intersectional identities in colonial ports and port cities
Chair: Hatice Yildiz
Katrina Gulliver (Bristol)
The Female Traveller as Anthropologist
Urvi Khaitan (Oxford)
Women Beneath the Surface: Coal and the Colonial State in India during World War II
Stephanie Mawson (Cambridge)
Folk Magic and Cultural Hybridity in Seventeenth-Century Manila
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Panel: On globality, im/mobility, and ‘histories from below’
Chair: Helena Lopes
Paris Chronakis (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Cosmopolitan port cities, trans-regional migrations, and the cross-Mediterranean circuit of modern antisemitism, 1830–1912
Tamara Fernando (Cambridge)
Alternative Oceanic Sites? Pearling Camps at Manama, Bahrain and Mannar, Sri Lanka, as alternatives to the Port City
Stephen Legg (Nottingham)
Delegates at Sea: a Mobile Conference between India and England?
16:30 Concluding open-floor discussion
Moderators: Olivia Durand and Katharina Oke
c.17:15 End of workshop