CRoCC Postgraduate Workshop ‘Writing Histories of Empire and Colonialism: People and Place’

On Tuesday 19 November 2013, the day before the main NZHA conference begins in Dunedin, the University of Otago’s Centre for Research on Colonial Culture (CRoCC) will run a workshop for postgraduate students and recent graduates, ‘Writing Histories of Empire and Colonialism: People and Place’.

The day-long workshop will explore recent work on histories of empire and colonialism, using the vantage points of spatially-inflected histories (place) and biographically-framed histories (people).  The workshop will be run by two historians who have been prominent in recent international scholarship on British empire building: Professor Tony Ballantyne from the University of Otago and Professor Maya Jasanoff from Harvard University.

The workshop will take place at St Margaret’s College at the University of Otago.  Places will be restricted to around a dozen participants, each of whom will have an opportunity to share their work as part of the day’s programme.

Current postgraduates or recent graduates who are interested in participating should apply via email by 5pm, Friday 30 August. Applications should offer a brief one paragraph dissertation outline and a paragraph explaining why this workshop will be useful for their current and future research.

There is no cost for attending the workshop itself and CRoCC will cover the cost of one night of B&B accommodation at St Margaret’s for students from outside of Dunedin, which can be added to reservations made for the main NZHA conference. Any questions about the workshop itself or other issues can be directed to CRoCC.