Empires of Knowledge, 9 May 2013

Thursday 9 May 2013, 2pm-5.30pm (followed by drinks 5.30pm -7pm)

Venue: Common Room, History Faculty


Time Session/title/speaker
2pm Welcome, opening remarksJames Belich (Oxford, OCGH)
2pm-3.30pm ‘Knowledge and the challenge to empires’Chris Bayly (Humanitas Visiting Professor in Historiography ; Cambridge)Response by John Darwin (Oxford, OCGH)
3.30pm-4pm Tea/coffee – in Rees Davies Room
4pm-5.30pm ‘Racial knowledge and circuits of miscegenation in the British Empire’Cassandra Pybus (Visiting Professor, KCL; Sydney)Response by Richard Drayton (KCL) 
5.30pm-7pm Drinks – in Rees Davies Room

See poster ‘Empires of Knowledge’ workshop, 9 May 2013

Following this workshop, the Transnational & Global History Group will be holding a workshop on Friday 10 May at Ertegun House, St Giles entitled ‘Global Knowledge’.  This will feature an introduction by Chris Bayly and a range of papers from doctoral students and ECRs.

To register for either or both events contact global@history.ox.ac.uk

The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Historiography has been made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors and administered by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities in Oxford.  For further information see www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/humanitas