Registration: Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950

February 27-28, 2020, The University of Manchester

Registration for Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950 at The University of Manchester, 27th-28th February 2020, is open until Feb 10th.

Keynote speaker: Professor Javed Majeed, King’s College London

Find the programme, registration link, and other useful information here.

Conference subjects include:

  • Communication and the creation of scholarly networks between colony and metropole
  • The formation of learned societies in the colonial setting
  • The polymath in a colonial setting: the varied interests of colonial administrators
  • The interaction between British scholars and already existing local scholarships and knowledges
  • The interaction between British scholars and local scholars
  • Interdisciplinary journals and societies created in a colonial context
  • The circulation of journals between colony and metropole
  • The publishing and editorial environment of the colony
  • Acquiring materials and equipment in unfamiliar environments
  • Library formation and accessibility; acquisition of literature from the metropole
  • The investigation of phenomena specific to an unfamiliar environment (such as weather, flora, fauna)
  • The logistics of travel and communication within the colony
  • The standardisation and institutionalisation of knowledge in the colony
  • Comparing knowledge creation across the colony and metropole

Posted: January 24, 2020