Con-IH 2022 Schedule 


Revised Schedule

Panel #1: Political Currents

Friday, April 1, 2022 (10:30am-12:30pm EDT)


Sandeep Bhardwaj, Ashoka University
“ ‘East of Suez’ to the ‘Indian Ocean Theatre’: Making of the 1970s Cold War Maritime Rivalry in the Indian Ocean”

Manaswini Sen, University of Hyderabad
“Red Star Over the Indian Ocean: Transcontinental Ties, Spread of Communism and Imperial Surveillance in Working-Class Movements of Bengal”

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Panel #2: Gender and Environment
Saturday, April 9, 2022 (10:00 am-12:30 pm EDT)


Shriya Patnaik, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
“The Policing of Prostitution and Temple-Dancing in Colonial India”

Amrita DasGupta, SOAS University of London
“ ‘Living Amid Storms’: Environment and Migration in the Post-Colonial Lower Deltaic Bengal”

Mohit Mandal, Harvard University
“Muddy Waters: Floods and Disaster Capitalism in Kerala”

Shalini Iyengar, Yale University
“Trochus Tales”

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Panel #3: Social Hierarchies
Saturday, April 9, 2022 (2:00-4:00 pm EDT)


Kelvin Ng, Yale University
“Itineraries of Self Respect”

Irene Promodh, University of Michigan
“Caste and Christianity Across the Indian Ocean: Denominational Shifts and Pentecostal Conversions Among Kerala Christians in the Persian Gulf”

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Panel #4: Institutions

Saturday, April 16, 2022 (9:30 am-12:00 pm EDT)


Nicole Yow Wei, Chulalongkorn University
“The Invention of the ‘Literary’: Colonial Malay World Print Culture as a Cradle for Novel Indian Ocean Textual Socialities”

Tathagata Dutta, Tufts University
Imperial Finance: Bank of Bengal and the Imperial Bank of India Across the Indian Ocean”

Carmen L. Ervin, Stanford University
“A Promise of Belonging: Gendered Afro-Muslim Migration in the Francophone Indian Ocean”

Faysal Murat Demir, McGill University
“Galley Labour in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire”

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Plenary Panel

Saturday, April 30, 2022 (2:00-4:00 pm EDT)


Sana Aiyar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Enseng Ho, Duke University

John Willis, University of Colorado Boulder
“Reflections on the Present and Future of Indian Ocean History”


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