2-DAY CONFERENCE: ‘Sensing colonial ports and global history: agency, affect, temporality’ (Colonial Ports and Global History Network/TORCH)

An Interdisciplinary Conference at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

Keynote Speakers:
Leila Fawaz (History, Tufts University)
Benjamin Walton (Music, University of Cambridge)

Enquiries: cpagh@torch.ox.ac.uk

Organised by the Colonial Ports and Global History Network at the University of Oxford, this exciting interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars from such disciplines and fields as Archaeology, Area Studies, English, History, Italian and Comparative Literature, Music, Sociology and Visual Anthropology.

The aim of the conference is to cross-examine three key concepts – agency, affect and temporality – that are increasingly central to scholarly thought about colonial port cities. In doing so, it also explores anew the implications of the ‘colonial port city’ for global history, both in and beyond the academy.

In addition to the four panels of individual papers, there will also be a World Café workshop for all of the attendees, with featured presenters and topics.

We are delighted to have two distinguished keynote speakers: Leila Fawaz, Issam M. Fares Chair of Lebanese & Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University, whose broad expertise encompasses migration, trade and war in the modern Middle East; and Benjamin Walton, Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Cambridge, whose rich expertise extends from touring opera troupes beyond Europe to the globalisation of opera in and beyond the nineteenth century.

On 2 May, lunch and tea/coffee will be provided. On 3 May, tea/coffee will be provided.

For more information and programme visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sensing-colonial-ports-and-global-history-agency-affect-temporality-tickets-59158997153