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Colonialism and Colonial History

Related Conferences and Seminars 2008–2016


Conferences and Workshops

Interrogating Marginality: Education and the Urban [Venue: National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore], 12-14 November 2018 

Selling History: Tourist Guides, Bazaar Histories, and the Politics of the Past. Workshop of the Module History as a Political Category (ICAS:MP) [Venue: India International Centre, Delhi], 17 March 2018

In Global Transit. Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond. Collaborative Conference of GHI London, GHIL India Centre/Max Weber Stiftung India Branch Office, and GHI Washington [Venue: Loreto College, Kolkata], 14-16 February 2018

Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field. In collaboration with UCL Institute of Archaeology [Venue: William Goodenough College, London], 26-27 January 2018

History and Democracy. Workshop of the Module History as a Political Category (ICAS:MP) [Venue: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies/CSDS, Delhi], 11-12 December 2017

Poverty and Education from the Nineteenth Century to the Present: India and Comparative Perspectives. Final Conference of the TRG Poverty and Education in India [Venue: GHIL/King’s College London], 27-29 September 2017

Moralising Commerce in a Globalising World. Multidisciplinary Approaches to a History of Economic Conscience, 1600-1900 [Venue: GHIL], 22-24 June 2017

The Long End of the First World War. Ruptures, Continuities and Memories. Herrenhausen Symposium, in collaboration with University of Hanover, Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Volkswagen Foundation, [Venue: Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover], 8-10 May 2017

Language, Region, Knowledge: Colonial Disciplines to Indian Social Sciences. Workshop of the Module History as a Political Category (ICAS:MP) [Venue: Institute of Economic Growth/IEG, Delhi], 4-5 May 2017

Sixth TRG Poverty and Education in India Workshop [Venue: India International Centre, Delhi], 2-4 February 2017

The City as a Site of the Political: Themes in Urban History, Infrastructure and Culture. Workshop in collaboration with the Module History as a Political Category (ICAS:MP) [Venue: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata], 15-16 December 2016

Inaugural Workshop of the Module History as a Political Category (ICAS:MP) [Venue: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies/CSDS, Delhi], 18-19 April 2016

The Contemporary History of Historiography: International Perspectives on the Making of Professional History (in collaboration with the University of Trier), [venue: GHIL], 16-18 June 2016

Sixth TRG Poverty and Education in India Workshop and Business Meeting [Venue: Akademie Waldschlösschen / Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Göttingen], 1-3 June 2016

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914 – 1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies (Jointly organised by ‚Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War‘ (CEGC) and the German Historical Institute London) [Venue: King’s Collge, London, and GHIL], 21-22 Januar 2016

Fifth TRG Poverty and Education in India Workshop [Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi], 25-28 November 2015

The Global Public: Its Power and its Limits, [venue: GHIL], 22-24 October 2015

Languages of the Global: Women and International Political Thought (organized in co-operation with Birkbeck and SOAS and co-funded by the CHASE Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts in South East England), [venue: GHIL], 16 July 2015

Ignorance and Non-knowledge in Early Modern Expansion, [venue: GHIL], 24-25 March 2015

All At Sea: The Prize Papers as a Source for a Global Microhistory (Organized by The National Archives, Kew, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London, the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and the Huygens Institute, The Hague) [Venue: TNA], 6-8 October 2014

Gewinner und Verlierer, 50. Deutscher Historikertag, Göttingen, Sektion: Making Winners? Transforming Individuals through Education in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts, [Göttingen], 25 September 2014

Remembering (Post)Colonial Violence: Silence, Suffering & Reconciliation, [venue: GHIL], 19-20 June 2014

The World During the First World War: Perceptions, Experiences and Consequences (Herrenhausen Symposium; Organisers: Zentrum Moderner Orient, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Volkswagen Stiftung, and GHIL), [Venue: Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover], 28-30 October 2013

Co-operation and Empire (University of Berne; GHIL; Hamburg Institute für Sozialforschung and Dierk Walter), 27-29 June 2013

Social Planning in Late Colonial and Postcolonial Societies (1920s-1960s) (Workshop; convener: Valeska Huber, GHIL), 30-31 May 2013

Missionaries at War: The Impact of Global Conflict on Christian Missions in the Twentieth Century (Organisers: Christian Missions in Global History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research and German Historical Institute London), 9 March 2013

Education in Lebanon during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: A Catalyst for Multiple Modernities? (International Workshop held at the Orient Institute Beirut in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London and the Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz (IEG)), 19-21 April 2012

Ruptures and Linkages: Biography and History in the South (International Conference held at the German Historical Institute London in cooperation with the Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin), 16-18 February 2012

The Middle East and the “First Modern Globalization” (Joint International Conference of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies and the Israel Science Foundation, Organizers: Liat Kozma and Avner Wishnitzer, The Hebrew University; Valeska Huber, GHIL; Johann Büssow, University of Halle), 16-19 January 2012

Middle Eastern Missions: Nationalism, Religious Liberty and Cultural Encounter (Christian Missions in Global History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London; GHIL), 26 May 2011

The Dilemmas of International Humanitarian Aid in the Twentieth Century (Johannes Paulmann, Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2009-10, Universität Mannheim), 12-14 May 2011

Spring School: Global History: Connected Histories or a History of Connections? (Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’, Universität Heidelberg; GHIL; Universität Leipzig), 11-14 April 2011

Civility and its Other: British and South Asian Perspectives, Seventeenthth to Nineteenth Centuries (Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin;  GHIL), 4–6 October 2010

Commercial Agriculture in Africa as an Alternative to the Atlantic Slave Trade (Robin Law, University of Liverpool/University of Stirling; Suzanne Schwarz, Liverpool Hope University; Silke Strickrodt, GHIL), 23–25 September 2010

Transcending Boundaries: Biographical Research in Colonial and Postcolonial African History (Achim von Oppen, Universität Bayreuth; Silke Strickrodt, GHIL), 7-8 May 2010

Slave Revolts and (Anti)-Imperialism: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century (Raphael Hörmann, Universität Rostock/GHIL; Benedikt Stuchtey, GHIL), 4-5 March 2010

Summer School: Knowledge and Empire: The British Empire, 1583-1975 ( GHIL; Department of History, Ludwig-Maxiliams-Universität München; Universität Konstanz), 27-31 July 2009

Imperialkriege (Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt, jointly with the Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V.; German Historical Institute London; Hamburg Institut für Sozialforschung), Potsdam, 29 June – 1 July 2009

South Asian Experiences of the World Wars: New Evidence and New Approaches (Centre of South Asian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London; German Historical Institute London; Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin), 26 May 2009

Local Histories, Global Heritage, Local Heritage, Global Histories: Colonialism, History and the Making of Heritage (Indra Sengupta, GHIL), 16-17 May 2009

Knowledge Production and Pedagogy in Colonial India: Missionaries, Orientalists and Reformers in Institutional Contexts (Daud Ali, School of Oriental and African Studies, London; Indra Sengupta, GHIL), 13-15 November 2008

Terrorism and Modernity: Global Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century Political Violence (Carola Dietze, GHI Washington, Mareika König, GHI Paris; Benedikt Stuchtey, GHIL; Claudia Verhoeven, George Mason University), Tulane University New Orleans, 23-26 October 2008

Trajectories of Decolonization: Elites and the Transformation from the Colonial to the Postcolonial (Jost Dülffer, Universität zu Köln; Marc Frey, Jacobs University Bremen), Cologne, 9-11 October 2008

Imperial Legacies: The Afterlife of Multi-Ethnic Empires in the Twentieth Century, (Ulrike von Hirschhausen, Universität Hamburg; Jörn Leonhard, Universität Freiburg; Benedikt Stuchtey, GHIL), 14-16 September 2008

Seminars and Lectures

Pauline Lipman (Chicago), Education and Urban Crises: Coercive Neoliberalism, the Politics of Disposability, and the Struggle for the Right to the City, 14 and 16 November 2018. Max Weber Lecture at Bangalore and Delhi

Matthew P. Fitzpatrick (Flinders), The Kaiser’s Weltpolitik? Constitutional Monarchy in the Age of Empire, 12 June 2018

Daniel Speich Chassé (Luzern), The ‘Third World’ as an Effect of the Social Sciences, 31 January 2018

Diane Frost (Liverpool), Work, Community and Exclusion: West African Seafarers in Early Twentieth-Century Liverpool, 4 July 2017

A.R. Venkatachalapathy (Chennai), From Pulavar to Professor: Policy, politics and professionalization of Tamil Pandits, 1812-1949, 8 June 2017

Andrew Thompson (Exeter), The Making of Multiculturalism: Post-War Immigration in Britain and France, and the Global Dynamics of Decolonization, 26 May 2017

Britta Schilling (Utrecht): Germany’s Colonial Material, 9 March 2017

Richard Reid (London), Mourning and Glory: Emotions and the Historical Imaginary in Africa and Europe, 28 February 2017

Antje Flüchter (Bielefeld), Temporalization of Cultural Difference: Time Regime and the Perception of Indian Statehood in Early Modern German Travelogues, 7 February 2017

Harald Fischer-Tiné (Zürich), ‘Keep Them Pure, Fit, and Brotherly!’: The Indian YMCA’s ‘Army Work’ in the Great War (1914–1920), 22 November 2016

Uffa Jensen (Berlin), Did Freud Really Invent Psychoanalysis? A Global History in Berlin, London, and Calcutta 1910-1940, 25 May 2016

Sandrine Kott (Genf), The Internationalization of the German Welfare State: Germany and the ILO (1890–1953), 3 February 2016

Madeleine Herren (Basel), Claiming a Connected World: The Arctic from Mussolini to the United Nations (1928-46), 12 January 2016

Janaki Nair (Delhi): Textbook controversies and the demand for a past: the public lives of Indian history, 8 July 2014

Nandini Manjrekar (Mumbai): Social Context and Educatonal ‚Reform‘ in the Sanskarnagari: Baroda in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century, 19 July 2016

Pradip Datta (Delhi): A Labour of Love: The Theology of Work and Rabindranath Tagore’s Sriniketan Experiment, 23 June 2016

Patrick Harries (Basel), The Long Middle Passage: Cape Town, The Americas, and the East African Slave Trade, 27 January 2015

Rebekka von Mallinckrodt (Bremen), There are No Slaves in Prussia?, 16 December 2014

Ravi Vasudevan (Dehli), Making Cinema `Useful’: Pedagogies and Publics in India, c 1920- 1960, 11 November 2014

Judith Becker (Mainz), Changing Concepts of Conversion: The Basel Mission in South India and the Emergence of a Contact Religiosity, 1834–60, 7 May 2014

Rebekka Habermas (Göttingen), Lost in Translation or the Production of Silence: Colonial Scandals in the German Empire, 19 November 2013

Neeladri Bhattacharya (New Dehli), Law, Violence and the Colonial State: India and the Colonial Modern, 11 June 2013

Elizabeth Buettner (York/Freiburg), Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture, 21 May 2013

Dmitri van den Bersselaar (Liverpool), Career and Mobility of African Employees of European Business: The United Africa Company in Ghana (1929-1992), 26 February 2013

Angelika Epple (Bielefeld) Global Microhistory: Moving Towards a History of Relations, 15 January 2013

Jahnavi Phalkey (London), From Wind Tunnels to Jet Fighters: German Émigrés and the Making of Aeronautics in India, 9 October 2012

Andreas Eckert (Berlin) Connecting Histories of Work and Non-Work: African Labour History in a Global Perspective, 20 March 2012

Peter Delius (Johannesburg) and Kirsten Rüther (Hanover) The King, the Missionary, and the Missionary's Daughter: The Relationship between King Sekhukhune and the German Missionary J. A. Winter, 14 February 2012

Ulrike Freitag (Berlin): Jeddah: Daily Life  a Cosmopolitan Ottoman City, 21 June 2011

Catherine Hall (London): Space of Difference: Liberalism and Empire Re-visited, 30 November 2010

Ravi Ahuja (CeMIS Göttingen), Space, Capital, and Social History in South Asia: Opening a Debate, 29 June 2010

Ulrike Lindner (Bielefeld), Imperialism and Globalization: Entanglements and Interactions between the British and German Colonial Empires in Africa before the First World War, 28 January 2010

Margrit Pernau (Berlin), Civility – An Entangled History: Britain and North India in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, 19 January 2010

Peter Hertner (Halle), Global Electrification at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: The Example of the German Transatlantic Electricity Company in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, 1898-1920, 17 February 2009

Jan-Georg Deutsch (Oxford), Empire and Modernity, c.1880-1980: A View from the African Periphery, 22 April 2008