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Tim Davies

Papers and Presentations at External Events

24 May 2013: talk at the IHR economic history seminar series

January 2013: Paper on British private trade at the Venice conference.

6-7 December: Paper ('Bombay/Mumbai as a Global City') at The Birth of Global Cities conference, EUI Florence (with Anne Gerritsen, Giorgio Riello and Maxine Berg).


21 - 23 June: 'Trading Letters: Correspondence and British Private Trade Networks in the Indian Ocean World', paper presented at 'Crossroads Between Empires and Peripheries - Knowledge Transfer, Product Exchange and Human Movement in the Indian Ocean World' conference, University of Ghent, Belgium.


30 - 31 March: ''Scandall' and 'Infamous Connivance': Malfeasance and East India Company Merchants in the Eighteenth Century', paper presented at EHS Annual Conference 2012 New Researchers' Session, University of Oxford.



External Events Attended

David Arnold's GHCC talk, 23 May

Yale political economy conference and Companies workshop, 3-5 May

20 March: Maxine's talk at IHR Global HIstory Seminar, University of Notre Dame London Centre

27 - 29 September: New Directions in Global History Conference, University of Oxford.


Research and Archive Trips

May - August 2013: research for Maxine in the British Library: Scattergood papers, other European Mss and various India Office Records. Material handed over to Maxine 31 July.

15 - 17 April: British Library research - Vansittart (IOR) papers, Scattergood (Additional Manuscripts) papers and IOR general material/

19 and 22 March 2013: British Library India Office Records - gathering information on potential sources for Maxine to explore (including more on Alexander Walker).

8 - 17th February: India trip with Maxine et al.

26 October: The Docklands Museum, London - meeting Tom Wareham, Curator.



Creation of summary tables and charts from EIC orders databases.

Articles prepared for journals Itinerario and Genre - submitted March/April 2013, need to revise and resubmit both.

Revisions/on-going maintenance of oral history project website.

Re-writing Chayya's summaries (currently completed c. 40) of the Kachchh interviews - completed August 2013.

Preparations for February's India trip- creation of poster and flyer

Creation of oral history project website and upload of all materials gathered so far (see Oral Histrory Project Resources page). Interviews now available to read (in English) and listen to (in Gujarati).

Bibliography of secondary material and online resources for oral history project (again, see Resources page).

Spreadsheet of prints, drawings, other visual sources of British factories in India.

Goods from the East web page created, redevelopment of home page.

PhD viva (7th January) and corrections. Final version submitted 7th April.