Deadlines Approaching: Doctoral/ECR Workshop on 'Between & Beyond: Transnational Networks & the British Empire, 18th-20th centuries'

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Call for Papers
January 20, 2018 to February 20, 2018
United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce the organisation of a two-day workshop, to be held at Warwick between 21 and 22 June 2018, entitled ‘Between & Beyond: Transnational Networks & the British Empire, Ca. 18-20th centuries’. This workshop intends to bring together early career research scholars of history and affiliated fields such as literary and culture studies working on transnational networks fostered through the British Empire. Our aim is to enable new conversations on diverse aspects of the British empire as a multi/ trans-national and global entity dispersed across colonial locations from Asia and Africa to Australia and the Americas. We hope to facilitate a substantive engagement on conceptual and historical approaches of framing the empire as a supra entity that would closely explore the intra, inter and extra imperial negotiations of its various constituents – through movements, flows, circulations, discursive configurations and lateral networks that spanned countries, colonies and continents. Through this workshop, we seek to reiterate how trans-colonial traffic involved, yet circumvented, forms of metropolitan control and direction, and highlight connections between the colonies and dominions on the one hand, and extra-imperial entities on the other hand. We look forward to papers by scholars that study these linkages and their attendant politics focusing, but not limited to: transnational histories of objects, religious, economic and political discourses and networks, capital, commodities, scientific or cultural productions. Deadline for abstracts is 20 Feb 2018.The event is free and open to all. There are limited bursaries available for participants. Preference will be given to scholars from developing countries.For further enquiries, contact: warwicktransnational@gmail.

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