This conference seeks to explore new ways of understanding the global movement of ideas and information. Moving beyond the problematic ideas of the ‘centre’ and ‘periphery’ which have dominated the recent historiography of the extra-European world, it will explore exchanges between colonisers and colonised, and between Atlantic, African and Asian colonial spheres. As well as questioning current conceptions of the geography of knowledge, we hope to present work challenging conventional chronological divisions between the colonial and the post-colonial.
Part of the ‘Conversation’ theme coordinated by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge (www.crassh.cam.ac.uk), the conference will discuss dialogues and conversations between cultures, media, knowledge systems, geographies and chronologies.
The conference aims to highlight the work of graduate students and scholars at an early stage in their careers. While its focus is historical, we welcome papers from historians, anthropologists, social scientists, geographers, and other disciplines.
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