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Postcolonial Uses for the Primary Sources of British Imperial Merchant Seafarers in the 19th and 20th Centuries

March 8 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Postcolonial Uses for the Primary Sources of British Imperial Merchant Seafarers in the 19th and 20th Centuries

March 8 at 12:00 pm 1:30 pm Newfoundland/Canada

Postcolonial Uses for the Primary Sources of British Imperial Merchant Seafarers in the 19th & 20th Centuries is a roundtable discussion with researchers of colonized seafarers hosted on Webex 

How might researchers better explore primary sources to write post-colonial maritime histories? This roundtable brings together scholars of British-Asiatic and British-African merchant seafarers to discuss the challenges.

Speakers:

  • Looking for Lascars in the Archive: Non-European Seamen in Ships’ Official Logbooks, Naina Manjrekar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
  • ‘Native’ Seafarers, Racial Management, and the Problem of Agency, Ravi Ahuja, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Göttingen University.
  • Finding Colonized Seafarers (and others) in Unlikely Places: What to Do When ‘There are no sources’, Laura Tabili, Department of History, University of Arizona.

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