CALLIOPE International Conference - Speaking as the 'Other'

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May 10, 2021 to May 12, 2021
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies


Coloniality, Subalternity, and Embodied Political Articulations

(late 18th – early 20th centuries)

10-12 May 2021



Speaking as the 'Other' is organised by the ERC-funded project CALLIOPE: Vocal Articulations of Parliamentary Identity and Empire (University of Helsinki). This multidisciplinary conference seeks to examine performative, embodied and acoustic histories of articulating political representation and colonial ‘otherness’. To that end, we intend to extend the focus beyond established Anglophone analyses of the metropole and colony, and indeed, beyond the disciplinary pre-eminence of Anglophone postcolonial studies.

Owing to the current world health situation, the conference will be held fully online from 10th-12th May 2021. Please view the full programme on the CIC2021 website

Keynote speakers include Arthur Asseraf (University of Cambridge), Barnita Bagchi (Utrecht University), Ananya Jahanara Kabir (King’s College London), and Sophie White (University of Notre Dame). In addition, the programme comprises two guest sessions, namely a musical intermezzo by sonic-based artist-researcher, Sergio Castrillón, and a special edition of Le Thinnai Kreyol, featuring Oslo-based Franco-Pondicherrian author, Ari Gautier, in conversation with Ananya Jahanara Kabir.

The conference registration is free of charge for everyone, regardless of the duration of attendance, and can be completed via our online registration tool on the CIC2021 website. Registering is possible until 12th May 2021, the last day of the event. The Zoom link will be sent to all attendees, via email, on 7th May 2021. Those signing up after 7th May will receive the link as soon as possible after registration.

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