The Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchersí Workshop is currently inviting abstract submissions for the 2013/14 academic year.
Established in 2008, the workshop provides a forum for postgraduates and new researchers to gather and present their work in an informal and friendly environment. Seminars run on a bi-weekly basis (Mondays) at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) in London (UK), intercalated with Imperial and World History (www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/124).
We invite papers on any aspect of colonial or postcolonial history, and encourage new and interdisciplinary approaches. We particularly welcome proposals that address specific methodological (e.g. approaches to different source types such as visual or material culture) or theoretical concerns (e.g. engagement with developing trends in postcolonial theory). This year we are keen to receive submissions focussing on an individual source or set of sources that could be circulated in advance via our mailing list to help stimulate discussion in the workshop. Submissions for panels of shorter papers on a common theme are also encouraged.
Potential themes for papers, panels or discussions might include, but are not limited to:
- Methodology and current issues in colonial/postcolonial studies
- Environment, social and spatial landscapes
- Literature and literary imaginations as historical sources
- Television, film and music
- Performance and representation
- Bodies, health, and welfare
- Family, kinship, childhood, and memory
- Sexualities, genders, and intimacies
- Borders, encounters, conflict zones
- Indigenous histories and encounters
- Diasporas, migration and metropole-colony transactions
- Labour, commodities, and consumption
- Transnational comparisons/comparative empires
Anyone interested in presenting their work, whether finished pieces or works in progress, is encouraged to submit an abstract of between 250-350 words to email@example.com. Abstracts should be submitted by no later than Wednesday 21 August 2013.
The IHR offers the opportunity to podcast seminars through their website (http://www.history.ac.uk/digital/podcasts). If you are interested in having your paper recorded, please indicate with your abstract submission.
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