We are looking for one to two more paper proposals and a discussant for our panel “The government intermediary” at EuroSEAS 2019 in Berlin.
This panel deals with the role of people, networks, groups and other "cultural brokers" in between colonial governments and regional colonized indigenous societies that furnished the conveyance of government policy as imagined by colonial bureaucrats and transformed on the spot. We also welcome papers that investigate how colonial governing traditions continued throughout the era of decolonization, and how intermediaries fared following the rise of post-colonial nation-states. The aim is to move beyond stereotypical ideas of ([post]colonial) governance in Southeast Asia and enhance our general understanding of how states communicate(d) with its subjects.
For a full panel description, see: https://www.euroseas.org/sites/euroseas.org/files/download/The%20government%20intermediary.%20the%20role%20of%20middlemen%20and%20socio-cultural%20brokers%20in%20past%20and%20present%20Southeast%20Asia%2C%20ca.%201800-2000.pdf
Funding might be available for conference participants, so please indicate if you need funding support for travel expenses and/or conference fees. For more information, see the conference website: https://euroseas2019.org/call-for-papers