Programme

Imperial Relations: Families in the British Empire

5-6 September 2011
Institute of Historical Research, London

All panels held in Senate House, South Block, Bloomsbury Room (G35)

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Day 1 – Monday 5 September 2011

9:30—9:45
Welcome and introduction

9:45—10:30
Keynote 1

Adele Perry (University of Manitoba)

Sweetness, Warmth, and Power: Colonial Families and Economies in the Early Nineteenth-Century Eastern Caribbean and North-Western North America

10:30—10:45
Break

10:45—12:15
Panel 1: Colonial Family Networks

Chair: John Stevens (University College London)

Elizabeth Harvey (University College London): Networks of Imperial Philanthropy: The Development of the Boarding Out Movement

Gwilym Colenso (Independent): Campaigning and Collaborating across the Empire: The Family of Bishop William Colenso

Khumisho Moguerane (University of Oxford): A Family of African Notables North of the Cape Colony, 1890-1927: Education and Life Trajectories of Sons and Daughters

12:15—13:15
Lunch

13:15—14:45
Panel 2: Colonial Family Enterprises

Chair: Meleisa Ono (University of Warwick)

Saleem Khan (London Metropolitan): The Imams of Patna: A Muslim Politician Lawyer Family of British India

Kate Donington (University College London): ‘Mastery, Tyranny and Desire’: The Hibbert Family in the Atlantic World

Melodee Beals (University of Warwick): Affable Failures: Alexander MacAulay, Kin-Networks and the Eighteenth-Century Bubble Market

14:45—15:00
Break

15:00—15:45
Keynote 2

Rhonda Semple (St. Francis Xavier University)

Christian Model, Mission Realities: The Business of Regularizing Sexuality in Mission Communities in Late 19C North India

15:45—16:00
Break

16:00—17:30
Panel 3: Complicating Colonial Domesticities and Sexualities

Chair: Jonathan Saha (Bristol University)

Fae Dussart (University of Sussex): ‘That Unit of Civilisation’: British Employers and their Servants in the Indian Empire 1850-1914

Chie Ikeya (National University of Singapore): Forbidden Intimacies: Intermarriage, Race and Cultural Difference in Colonial Burma

Amanda Hendrix-Komoto (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor): Brigham’s Harem: Mormonism and Polygamy in the British Empire

17:30—18:30
Wine Reception
Senate House, South Block, Bedford Room (G37)

20:00
Conference Dinner
[not included in the conference fee]

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Day 2 – Tuesday 6 September 2011

10:00—10:45
Keynote 3

Elizabeth Elbourne (McGill University)

Family Matters: Family Networks and Struggles over the Status of Indigenous Peoples in the White Settler Empire, 1776-1836

10:45—11:00
Break

11:00—12:30
Panel 4: Defining the Family in Church and State

Chair: Hilary Ingram (University College London)

Sarah E. Duff (Stellenbosch University): ‘Unto Children’s Children’: Dutch Reformed Evangelicalism and Clerical Families in the Nineteenth-Century Cape Colony

Hayley Brown (Independent): Challenging the Imperial Family: Divorce in New Zealand

Jack Lord (SOAS): Children, Family and the Colonial State: Authority and Autonomy in the Gold Coast c. 1900-1957

12:30—13:30
Lunch

13:30—15:00
Panel 5: Family Separations, Exile and Home: Making and Breaking Colonial Families

Chair: Rachel Johnson (University of Sheffield)

Andrew May (University of Melbourne): Families, Empire and Exile in North-East India

Mike Leigh (SOAS): Colonial Families in Extremis: The Case of Burma in 1942

Jean Smith (University of California, Santa Barbara): The Fairbridge Memorial College: Child Migration to Southern Rhodesia after the Second World War

15:00—15:15
Break

15:15—16:00
Keynote 4

Elizabeth Buettner (University of York)

Revisiting Empire Families and its Public Reception

16:00—16:15
Break

16:15—17:45
Discussion

New Directions in Research

17:45
Conference End

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With support from:

Special thanks to Britta Schilling (Department of History, University College London) and Manjeet Sambi (Institute of Historical Research).

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