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Comparing Companies: workshop october 2011

Final Info:


List of participants

(Word Document)comparing_companies.list_of_workshop_participants_and_guests.doc

This is the final version of our conference rationale (5 September 2011)
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List of potential participants:



H.V. Bowen, (Swansea University)

John Darwin (University of Oxford)

Eric Goebel (Danish National Archives)

Gerrit Knaap (University of Maryland?)

Leos Müller (University of Uppsala)

Tirthankar Roy (London School of Economics)

Andrew MacKillop (University of Aberdeen)

Mikkel Venborg Pedersen (Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen)




Patrick Conner (Martyn Gregory Gallery, fine art dealer)

Adrien Delmas (Max Weber Fellow, EUI), focuses on the VOC, and its different uses of the written word, particularly in the Cape of Good Hope colony.

Margot Finn (University of Warwick), Project director: The East India Company at Home, 

Anne Gerritsen (University of Warwick) Project: Global Jingdezhen and Global Material Culture of Early Modern Connections,

Natasha Glaisyer (University of York) Research: Commercial Culture in Britain (18th+19th centuries), mercantile networks,

Andrew MacKillop (University of Aberdeen) Research: Scottish involvement in the East India Company from 1695 to 1813,

Margaret Makepiece (Senior Archivist, India Office Records, BL) Research: EIC warehouses, Armenian traders in India

Michael Mann, Humboldt University Berlin, Historian of South Asia, British imperialism,

Kate March (Liverpool University) the French in/and India

Prasannan Parthasarathi (Boston College)

Geoffrey Quilley (Senior lecturer in Art History, University of Sussex)

Research: the visual representation of British maritime commerce; worked extensively on the collection of the National Maritime Museum, British travelers in China

Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick, EUI) South Asian textiles, global economic history, material culture

Pernille Roge (University of Cambridge) Research: French political economy in the eighteenth century, Baltic trade and the Danish East India Company,

Richard Scott Morel (Archivist, India Office Records, BL): works on catalogues of the East India Company's Home Correspondence 1701-1858, and the records of the Financial Department of the India Office.

Kate Smith (Post-doc, University of Warwick) Project: The East India Company at Home

Roger Smith (independent scholar), works on the British export trade to Canton

John Styles (University of Herfordshire), Fashion and Dress in the Eighteenth century, Expert on textiles and markets

James Thomas (University of Portsmouth, research on EIC and the provinces, captains, intelligence and the Companies)

Anthony Webster (Liverpool, John Moores University?), English East India Company, agency houses in India

PhD students:

Anne Crerar, PhD student (University of Aberdeen), The East India Company and Political Culture in Scotland and Ireland 1680-1813, Supervisors: Dr Andrew Mackillop and Dr Michael Brown

Tim Davies, PhD student (University of Warwick), British Private Trade in the Arabian Sea, Supervisor: Maxine Berg

Margot’s PhD Student

Lisa Hellman, PhD student (Stockholm University), supervised by Leos Müller

Swedish East India Company in Canton, on cultural exchange and social relationships between Swedes and the Chinese in Canton/Macao

Aaron Jaffer PhD student (Unversity of Warwick), Crime and Punishment in the East India Company

Claire McKechnie, PhD student (University of Aberdeen)
Oriental collections in Aberdeenshire houses (1850-1900)
Supervisor: Professor Jane Geddes, (Art History)

Steffi Metze, PhD student (University of Aberdeen)

An imperial Enlightenment? The Scottish Enlightenment and India, Supervisor: Dr Andrew Mackillop

Edmond Smith, PhD student ( University of Cambridge), supervised by William O’Reilly, Anglo-Dutch competition and commercial culture in Europe

Lisa Sturm, PhD student (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder), co-supervised by Reinhard Blänkner and Michael Mann, Global Networks, Urban Spaces: Merchants, India Goods and the Rise of Middling Classes in New York 1784-1812.

Spike Sweeting, PhD student (University of Warwick), East India Company warehouses, architecture

David Veevers, PhD student (University of Kent), East India Company private trade and social/kinship networks

Adrian Leonard, PhD student (University of Cambridge), marine insurance and risk in the East India Company