Conference Registration – Meeting Places: The City as a Space of Cross-Cultural Encounter

Registration is open for

Meeting Places: The City as a Space of Cross-Cultural Encounter

Friday 12th – Saturday 13th September 2014

School of the Arts Old Library, 19 Abercromby Square

University of Liverpool, UK

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Full Programme is below and available as a pdf ETICMeetingPlacesProgramme:

Friday 12 September

Joint sessions with Port City Lives Conference

 9:00 – 9:30  Registration

 9:30 – 11:30                  India

Jessica Hanser (Independent scholar), ‘The Madras-Canton Connection: Debts Crises and Political Instability in the British Empire.’

Catherine Eagleton (British Library), ‘Currency Flows and Trade Routes: Connections and Disconnections between Port Cities in the Western Indian Ocean, 1825-1875.’

Atiya Habeeb Kidwai (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), Gloria Kuzur (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India) and Sarmistha Roy (Ambedkar University, India), ‘The Role of Gateway Ports in the Evolution of Extroverted Hinterlands and Trade Blocks in Colonial India (1850 – 1945).’

Nilanjana Deb (Jadavpur University, India), ‘“The Tide of Migration Ebbs and Flows”: Labour Migration from the Colonial Port of Calcutta.’

11:30 – 11:45 Tea/Coffee

 11:45 – 1:15                  Empires

Simon Mollan (York), ‘The Port of Suakin, Sudan, Entrepreneurialism, and the Imperial Gothic.’

Christine Atiyeh (Kutztown) and Alicia Walker (Bryn Mawr), ‘The Ports of Carthage (Tunisia) as Symbol of Empire.’

Edward Collins (University College, Dublin), ‘Knowledge Transmission and the Creation of Empire: The role of Seville in sixteenth-century Spain.’

1:15 – 2:30 Lunch

 2:30 – 3:30                  Hinterlands

Steven Gray (Warwick), ‘‘‘A Mixture of Races, Customs, and Manners, such as can Scarcely be Found at any Other Place:” The Culture of a Victorian Coaling Station.’

Günter Warsewa (Universität/Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen), ‘Shifting Relations Between Ports and Cities: The Postindustrial Maritime City.’

 3:30 – 4:00 Tea/Coffee

 4:00 – 5:00                  Cross-roads and exchanges

Abhijit Gupta, (Jadavpur University, India), ‘A Note on Portuguese Print-house Personnel in Colonial Calcutta’.

Sidh Losa Mendiratta (Coimbra University, Portugal), ‘Framing Identity: cityscapes and architecture of Mumbai’s catholic communities (19th and the 20th centuries)’.

5:00 – 7:00                  ‘Meeting Places’ Conference reception

 Saturday 13 September

10:00-11:00                  Key-note lecture

Vikram Prakash, University of Washington, ‘Deruralization: The Indian City in the Age of Globalization’.

11:00 – 11:15 Tea/Coffee

 11:15 – 12:45               Communities and exchange

Nilanjana Gupta (Jadavpur University, India), ‘Learning the Language of Power: Calcutta Madrasah as a site of Encounter’

Sujaan Mukherjee (Jadavpur University, India), ‘The Jewish Community of Calcutta: Texts and Contexts’

Shinjini Chattopadhyay (Jadavpur University, India), ‘European Objects within an Indian Space: Space, Object and Modernity in the Colonial Banik Community of Bengal’

 12:45 — 2:00 Lunch

 2:00 – 3:00                  The Fabric of the City

Supriya Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University, India), ‘Grey Town: East-West Encounters in Colonial Calcutta’.

Massimo Vianello (Independent Scholar), ‘The Future Two steps behind’.

3:00 – 4:30 Tea/Coffee and Final round-table discussion. Conference ends.



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