To register for the conference visit: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/arthistory/news/colonialspaces/
10.00-10.45 Keynote lecture
Prof. David Arnold, (University of Warwick, UK) – Travelling Landscapes, Epistolary Empires: British Women in Early Nineteenth-Century India
10.45-11.15 Coffee and tea
11.15-13.15 Session 1 – Chair: (tbc)
Kate Law (University of the Free State, South Africa) – Scribing Space: Miriam Staunton, Letter Writing and Life in Colonial Zimbabwe c.1940-1970
Sarah Longair (British Museum, UK) – Contrasting experiences of colonial service: professional women in 1930s Zanzibar
Noeme Santana (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) – Representing Culture: Dr Killie Campbell’s photographic album of indigenous South Africans, 1930-1950
Sharlene Khan (Goldsmiths, UK) – Postcolonial Masquerading: A Discussion of the Masquerading Strategies of South African artists Tracey Rose, Nandipha Mntambo Senzeni Marasela, Mary Sibande
14.00-15.30 Session 2 – Chair: Andrea Major (Leeds, UK)
Sabitha Thekke Prakkottuthody (University College London, UK) – Engendering Landscape: Is there a Feminine Colonial Picturesque?
Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn (Saarland University, Germany) – A Glimpse of Calcutta: The Burramemsahibs of Government House
Ellen Filor (University College London, UK) – ‘Of many enterprise, and female taste!: The Unmarried Malcolm Sisters as Imperial Agents, c.1790-1850
15.30-16.00 Coffee and tea
16.00-17.30 Session 3 – Chair (tbc)
Carl Thompson (Nottingham Trent University, UK) – ‘My finger is following him up the Nile’: Sarah Atkins Wilson’s Multimedia Construction of Colonial Space
Amy Miller (National Maritime Museum, UK) – At Home on the Ocean Waves: Lady Brassey, the Sunbeam and the display of collections in travelling domestic interiors
Rosie Spooner (University of Glasgow, UK) – ‘Prime Minister in the Home Department’: Female Gendered Identity in Nineteenth-Century Upper Canada
17.30-18.30 Keynote lecture
Caroline Jordan (La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia) – Spaces of Visual Encounter between White Women and Aborigines in Colonial Australia, 1840s-50s
18.30-19.30 Drinks reception
Visualising and Materialising Colonial Spaces: Female Responses to Empire
11 January 2014, University of Warwick
Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers for Visualising and Materialising Colonial Spaces: Female Responses to Empire, a conference organized by Dr. Rosie Dias (Art History, University of Warwick) and Dr. Kate Smith (History, University College London) and funded by The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Confirmed keynote speakers include David Arnold, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of Warwick and Caroline Jordan, Honorary Associate in the Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University Melbourne.
Visualising and Materialising Colonial Spaces: Female Responses to Empire demonstrates the significance of women’s cultural productions upon ideas of empire at home and abroad by examining the rich visual and archival sources created by British women in imperial spaces. It examines the paintings, sketches, writings, collections, and objects that women created to capture and record their experiences of empire. In doing so it questions the role women played in constructing particular understandings of and narratives about imperial experiences in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief biographical note to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October 2013.