IMPERIALISMS: 2019 CSA Graduate Student Workshop
April 19, 2019, Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room (424 Santa Teresa Street, map & directions)
Organizers: Anubha Anushree (Ph.D. Candidate in History) and Mejgan Massoumi (Ph.D. Candidate in History)
*Open only to Stanford affiliates and the South Asian Studies scholars of the SF Bay Area. RSVP here.
9:30 AM: BREAKFAST
9:50 AM: OPENING REMARKS by Professor Jisha Menon (Director of Stanford Center for South Asia)
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: THE MORAL AND POLITICAL ECONOMY OF IMPERIALISMS
Chair: Ashveer Pal Singh (Stanford, Department of Anthropology)
Anubha Anushree (Stanford, Department of History), “The corrupt or the corruptible? The quotidian fortunes of East India Company”
Nethra Samarawickrema (Stanford, Department of Anthropology), “Rerouting the Ocean: Rethinking Temporalities of Indian Ocean Trade”
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM: PERFORMING IMPERIALISMS
Chair: Dean Chahim (Stanford, Department of Anthropology)
Suhaila Meera (Stanford, Department of Theater & Performance Studies), “An Embodied Erotic-Aesthetic: The Playful Courtesan in Turn of the Century India”
Mejgan Massoumi (Stanford, Department of History), “Performing Dissent: The Visual and Aural Reception of Imperialisms in Afghanistan, 1960-79”
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: ECOLOGICAL IMPERIALISMS
Chair: Anubha Anushree (Stanford, Department of History)
Rishika Mehrishi (Stanford, Department of Theater & Performance Studies), "Sepoys “in motion” and Greased Cartridges: Human-nonhuman affiliations in 1857 India"
Jameson Karns (UC Berkeley, Department of History), “See the Forester for the Trees”
J’Nese Williams (Stanford Humanities Center),“Botanic Gardens and the Colonial State: India in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries”
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: IMPERIALISMS CONTINUED?
Chair: Mejgan Massoumi (Stanford, Department of History)
Nicole Ferreira (UC Berkeley, Department of History and South & South East Asian Studies), “Afghan Genealogy and the Mughal Empire”
Syed Asad Ali (Independent Scholar), “American Imperialism in 20th Century Iran”
4: 30 PM - 5:00 PM: TEA BREAK
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: THE KEYNOTE LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. ALL CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM WILL BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.
The workshop is organized by Stanford Center for South Asia in collaboration with Stanford Humanities Center, Department of History, and Department of Anthropology. Please see the Workshop Website for further details. Inquiries shall be addressed by email to workshop organizers Anubha Anushree (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mejgan Massoumi (email@example.com).
Image credit: “The World in the Time of Cabot”(Decorative map by MacDonald Gill from The Pageant of Empire. Souvenir Volume: An Anthology of British Empireby E. V. Lucas. London: Fleetway Press, 1924. British Empire Exhibition, 1924, 1925 (Wembley); Retrived at this link from Cornell Library's digital collection on Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection.)