Other Things: Materiality and the Empire, 1600-1850

Workshop, 3-4 September

See: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/otherthings/programme/

The programme for the workshop has been confirmed! The workshop will be organized online via Zoom due to COVID-19.

All times are EET (GMT+2).



13:45 Zoom opens

14:00-15:30 Welcome and Session 1: Fashioning Identities
Misha Ewen (Manchester), At the Edge of Empire? Women’s Collections in Seventeenth-Century Newfoundland
Elisabeth Grass (Oxford), Materiality and self-fashioning in the British Atlantic world: A case study of John Tharp of Jamaica
Esha Sil (Helsinki), Towards a Polyvocal Transoceanic Materiality: Antony Firingi, Henry Derozio, and Creole Bengal
Commentator: Johanna Skurnik (Turku)

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-18:00 Keynote presentation: Amanda Vickery (QMUL)


10:45 Zoom opens

11:00-12:30 Session 2: Global Networks
Rosalind Carr (Birkbeck), The Materiality of Massacre: Governor Macquarie, Improvement and Colonial Violence
Apurba Chatterjee (German Maritime Museum), Cultures of Natural History Illustrations in Early British India
Reetta Sippola (Turku), Materiality of the Arctic observations of Captain Cook
Commentator: Janne Lahti (Helsinki)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Session 3: Food and the Empire
Annika Raapke (Oldenburg), Too hot and heavy? Embonpoint and movement in the 18th-century French Caribbean
Ulla Ijäs (Turku), Sugar and other Colonial Goods in Nineteenth-Century Northern Baltic
Commentator: Josephine Hoegaerts (Helsinki)

15:00-15:15 Conclusion