Please find below the provisional programme of our workshop on Strategies of Imperial Control in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments, which considers the case-studies of the French and Russian Empires in the Steppe and the Sahara as part of the AHRC-funded project 'Outposts of Conquest' (for more information please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/lcahm/departments/french/research/outposts-of-conquests.aspx). It will take place in All Souls College, Oxford, on 12 October.
Attendance is free but registration is recommended to help planning numbers. If you would like to attend or to get any further information about the 'Outposts of Conquest' project, please e-mail Alexander Morrison (A.S.Morrison@liverpool.ac.uk) and Berny Sèbe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Strategies of Imperial Control in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments:
The Steppe and the Sahara
Workshop organised by
Alexander Morrison (Liverpool University and All Souls College, Oxford)
and Berny Sèbe (Birmingham University)
All Souls College, Old Library, Oxford, 12 October 2013
9.00 – 9.15
Introduction: Alexander Morrison & Berny Sèbe
9.15 – 10.00
Sid-Ahmed Kerzabi (Association des Amis du Tassili, Algiers)
Les forts sahariens: un héritage de guerre à réutiliser dans un contexte culturel ?
10.00 – 10.30 - Coffee break
10.30 – 12.30
Benedetta Rossi (Birmingham)
Kinetocracy: Towards a Model for Nomadic Government in Desert-like Environments
Judith Schiele (Oxford)
The colonial conquest of northern Chad: a necessary failure?
Berny Sèbe (Birmingham)
Traces of Conquest: the multiple layers of architectural heritage in the Sahara
12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch break
14.00 – 16.00
Cloé Drieu (CNRS)
The 1916 Central Asian Uprising and the 'pacification' of Semirechie
Moritz Deutschmann (European University Institute)
Slavery and imperial liberation? Russia, Iran, and the Turkmen in the nineteenth century
Alexander Morrison (Liverpool / Nazarbayev)
Grain, meat and agrarian colonization on the Syr-Darya Line, 1847 - 1860
16.00 – 16.30 – Coffee break
16.30 – 17.30
Jacques Frémeaux (Paris-Sorbonne)
Le Sahara, désert des Tartares ?
Workshop funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of England and All Souls College, Oxford,
in partnership with the Maison française d'Oxford and the Oxford Centre for Global History.
Dr Berny Sèbe, D.Phil (Oxon.), FRGS
Lecturer in colonial and post-colonial studies
The University of Birmingham
College of Arts and Law
Ashley building, room 305
B15 2TT, UK.
Tel. + 44 (0)121-4146173
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