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‘COLONIAL PORTS’: NODES OF GLOBAL HISTORY?

Thursday, November 8, 2018 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
St Luke's Chapel

 

Come join us on 8 November for the multimedia launch of the Colonial Ports and Global History (CPAGH) network in Oxford, and what promises to be a richly stimulating discussion with a cross-disciplinary and cross-professional panel.

How, and to what extent, can colonial ports be understood as nodes of global history? What are ‘colonial ports’ anyway, and what prospects and challenges are there for incorporating them (further) into global history as a practice, both in research and in public engagement?    

Short position statements from our panellists will be interspersed with live segments of music from and/or associated with colonial ports. These presentations will then be followed by discussion among the panellists and with the audience.                 

Panellists:

Dr Robert Blyth (Senior Curator, World History, National Maritime Museum)

Prof Elleke Boehmer (English, Oxford)

Prof Erica Charters (History, Oxford)

Dr Linda O’Keeffe (Sound Arts, Lancaster)

Prof David Pratten (Social Anthropology, Oxford)

Prof Reinhard Strohm (Music, Oxford)

 

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