We here at Snapshots of Empire are glad to report that our workshop on September 2nd went swimmingly: thanks to all our participants, both on the panel and not, we ended the day inspired, fired up, and alive with new ideas and insights.
We’ll be posting a more complete reflection on the day’s traffic very shortly – Professor Clare Anderson, our colleague from the Carceral Archipelago project at the University of Leicester, has already written a very kind and illuminating reflection here – but in the meantime, we have an audio recording of the day’s discussions for those who missed it.
Huge thanks to Khem Rogaly for making the recordings, and to Evelyn Dodds and our colleagues at the School of Global Studies for facilitating the day.
…and here’s a brief guide to finding your way around in what is, after all, quite a big audio file:
00:00 Alan Lester – Introduction: Empire everywhere and all at once; transitioning labour in 1838
26:30 Peter Mitchell – 1857, global crisis and the more-than-human in imperial governance
48:10 Q & A
55:10 Kate Boehme – 1857 at the peripheries of empire
01:14 Q & A
01:44 Afternoon session introduction – Alan Lester, followed by Clare Anderson
02:05 Response: Dan Clayton
02:23 Response: John Darwin
02:38 Response: Catherine Hall