Indian Ocean in the Age of Empire

The seminar will explore themes of economic activity and change in accounts of society, culture, institutions, and the state across the Indian Ocean littoral, such as the intellectual, cultural, material, and legal underpinnings of transregional mercantile relations; vernacular forms of capital accumulation and incorporation; and the way these practices informed relations of gender, race, and identity across oceanic space.

The seminar is hosted by the Global History of Capitalism Project of the Oxford Centre for Global History.

To receive the Zoom links to join please email mailto:itamar.toussiacohen@sant.ox.ac.uk
Type: Seminar Series
Timing: Fortnightly on Tuesdays, Weeks 1, 3, 5 & 7, 15:00 (UK time), except for MT Week 1 which will be at 16:00 (BST)
Web Address: https://globalcapitalism.web.ox.ac.uk/events
Organising department: Faculty of History

Talks:

Monday 26 February 2024 (7th Week, Hilary Term)

Persianate Luxury: The Tangible and Intangible Legacy of the Indian Ocean Wine Trade
Date: 26 February 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Monday, 7th week, Hilary 2024)
Speaker : Peter Good (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Venue Details: Online
Organisers: TBA
Hosts: TBA

Tuesday 23 April 2024 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

Chokepoints: Temporalities of Navigation in the Red Sea
Date: 23 April 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Tuesday, 1st week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Jatin Dua (University of Michigan)
Venue Details: Online
Organiser: Itamar Toussia Cohen (Brasenose College)
Hosts: TBA

Monday 6 May 2024 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

Cosmopolitan Graves: Thamboosamy Pillai and Legacy Making and Unmaking in British Malaya
Date: 6 May 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Monday, 3rd week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Julia Stephens (Rutgers University)
Venue Details: Online
Organiser: Itamar Toussia Cohen (Brasenose College)
Hosts: TBA

Monday 20 May 2024 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

Itinerant Belonging: Gujarat’s Merchant Havelis and Occluded Histories of Indian Ocean Capitalism
Date: 20 May 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Monday, 5th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Ketaki Pant (University of Southern California)
Venue Details: Online
Organiser: Itamar Toussia Cohen (Brasenose College)
Hosts: TBA

Monday 3 June 2024 (7th Week, Trinity Term)

A Climate of State-Building in Equatorial Eastern Africa c.1840-1875
Date: 3 June 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Monday, 7th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Phillip Gooding (McGill University)
Venue Details: Online
Organiser: Itamar Toussia Cohen (Brasenose College)
Hosts: TBA

Editors: Laura Spence, Belinda Clark, Alexia Lewis