CFP – Researching the Colonial Archive Training Day 19 September

Researching The Colonial Archive
A Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World Leverhulme Network Training Day
Monday 19 September 2011
Natural History Museum, London
10am-5pm
Applications Due: 2 September 2011

With Sarah Easterby-Smith (European University Institute), Clare Pettitt (King’s College London), Josephine McDonagh (King’s College London), Julie Harvey (NHM), Polly Parry (NHM), James Hodgkin (NHM) and Miranda Lowe (NHM)

Supported by the Centre for Art and Humanities Research, Natural History Museum, and the Leverhulme Cambridge Victorian Studies Group

Designed around the excellent collections of the Natural History Museum this event focuses on textual history, visual culture and the methodological issues collection based research might raise: it will also include collection visits and experience with archival materials. We will consider, amongst other things, the material histories of post-colonial texts, reading ‘the visual’, the idea of the colonial archive and the politics of collecting. Refreshments and lunch will be provided; there will also be a small amount of preparatory reading required. Places will be limited to 15 to enable close access to collection items.

For more information and details on how to apply see:
http://www.commoditiesandculture.org/events/researching-the-colonial-archive-training-days.html
(Bursaries are available for travel within the UK)

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