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Empires and Natural Resources: Contestation, Exploitation and Protection from the 1800s to the present

R0.14, Ramphal Building, Friday 28 June 2019, The University of Warwick


10:00 - 10:30 Coffee

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome and presentation of the new strand of the Global History and Culture Center “Science and Environment”

10:45-11:35 Emily Brownell, Edinburgh University

Re-Territorializing the Future: Provisioning after the Oil Crisis in Tanzania

Chair Daniel Branch, The University of Warwick

11:35-12:25 Aditya Ramesh, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (Bangalore)

Defining Water as Multipurpose: Development and Hydroelectricity in Colonial and Postcolonial South India

Chair Aditya Sarkar, The University of Warwick

12:25-2:00 Lunch for participants 


2:00-2:50 Katayoun Shafiee, The University of Warwick

Natural resource governance: Risky measures of economic science along an Iranian waterway

Chair James Poskett, The University of Warwick


2:50-3:40 Simon Jackson, University of Birmingham

“A Spacious Wound”: North African Phosphates, Racialised Extraction and Late-Imperial Rule

Chair Michael Bycroft, The University of Warwick


3:40-4:00 Tea Break

4:00-5:00 Keynote address

William G. Clarence-Smith, SOAS University of London

How “raw” were the raw materials of modern empires? Export processing and its opponents

Chair Maxine Berg, The University of Warwick


5:00-5:15 Conclusions

Jean-François Dunyach, Sorbonne University

This event is supported by Energy GRP