Postcolonial Uses for the Primary Sources of British Imperial Merchant Seafarers in the 19th & 20th Centuries is a roundtable discussion with researchers of colonized seafarers hosted on Webex March 8, 2022, starting at 8:30 MST // 10:30 EST // 15:30 GMT // 21:00 IST (hosted in Newfoundland at 12:00 NST).
How might researchers better explore primary sources to write post-colonial maritime histories? This roundtable brings together scholars of British-Asiatic and British-African merchant seafarers to discuss the challenges.
March 8 Speakers:
- Looking for Lascars in the Archive: Non-European Seamen in Ships’ Official Logbooks, Naina Manjrekar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
- ‘Native’ Seafarers, Racial Management, and the Problem of Agency, Ravi Ahuja, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Göttingen University.
- Finding Colonized Seafarers (and others) in Unlikely Places: What to Do When ‘There are no sources’, Laura Tabili, Department of History, University of Arizona.
This event is scheduled to last 90 minutes.
Ewart Pratt Post-Doctoral Fellow
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL