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The Problem of Power

This two-day workshop, in honour of the career of Professor David Arnold, brings together a host of scholars to discuss 'the problem of power;' something that has been central to the Arnold's range of work.

University of Warwick, IAS Seminar Room, Millburn House

6-7 October 2011

Organisers:Claudia Stein, Sarah Hodges and Clare Anderson

With thanks to the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award in the History of Medicine for providing funds for this event.

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Programme (PDF Document)




Meal Information DOCX

Meal Information WRD97

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Speakers and Titles:

Vinayak Chaturvedi, “Playing Tennis with Edward Said: Reflections on Technology, Power and Empire”

Rohan Deb-Roy, “Imperial Power and In-human Actors: Intimate Quinine, Warring Mosquitoes and other Worlds of Malaria in British India, 1890-1900”

Guy Attewell, “Quackdown! But Who Makes a Quack? Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Mobilizations and Contestations in India”

Jonathan Saha, "Re-thinking Colonial Illegalities: Criminality, Corruption and Complicity in British Burma"

Sarah Hodges, “The Governmentality of Health in Late Colonial Madras”

Markus Daechsel, “Governmentality and Development in the Postcolony: The Case of Pakistan in the 1950s”

Juliet Miller, “Travels with the History Professor”

Ian Brown, “Directors, Pro-Directors and the History of India”

David Arnold, “The Problem of Power”

Jane Buckingham, “Power and Philanthropy in Late 18th-century Madras”

Mark Harrison, "Power, Patronage and Physic in the Court of Arcot, c1795-1801"

Clare Anderson, "Visualising the Andamans"

Crispin Bates, “History and the Historiography of ‘adivasi’ Insurrection in India”

David Hardiman, "On Writing a Global History of Non-Violent Resistance"

David Hall-Matthews, “The Impending Global Food Crisis: Will Democracy be Enough to Prevent Famines?”

Peter Robb - "Collegial Footsteps: Medicine in Unexpected Places”


David Arnold: The Works (PDF Document)

Kindly funded by contributions from:




Warwick GHCC