History Hot Date: International Conference: 'Development and Empire, 1929-1962'

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July 2011, 10.00AM , University of York.

This two-day conference, held at the Humanities Research Centre, will bring together scholars from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America to share knowledge and ideas about British aid-assisted colonial development in the mid-twentieth-century. Today this is a vibrant research area.

Speakers: Paul Greenough, Jordanna Bailkin, Barbara Bush, David Clover, Billy Frank, Leigh Gardner, Joseph Hodge, Gerald Hödl, Michael Jennings, Margaret Jones, Manjiri Kamat, Amarjit Kaur, Gerold Krozewski, Edward Hampshire, Lucy McCann, Zachary D. Poppel and Uyilawa Usuanlele.

Over two days a series of panels will focus on emerging themes and topics such as health and development, regional experiences and metropolitan perspectives. Papers presented by established scholars and early career researchers will consider the meanings of aid-assisted development, its many practices, and its multiple short-and long-term effects. Besides academic papers, the conference will include workshops on archival sources in the UK on colonial development and a round-table on the implications of the papers presented for development policy today.

A keynote address will be given by Professor Paul Greenough (University of Iowa), a leading expert on the social and environmental history of the modern India, on Friday 1 July. He will also deliver a Public Lecture on the eve of the conference, 30 June, entitled "Natural Disasters in Social Theory and South Asia Practice" which is open to all conference delegates.
The conference will be held at the Humanities Research Centre (Berrick Saul Building), University of York. This campus-based venue is a 20-minute bus journey from York train station and a 10-minute bus journey from the centre of York.
Registration details can be found here: http://www.york.ac.uk/history/research/conferences/development-and-empire/
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