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Conference Programme

Saturday 11 January, 2014

09.30-10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00-10.45 Keynote lectureTravelling Landscapes, Epistolary Empires: British Women in Early Nineteenth-Century India.
David Arnold, Emeritus Professor, Department of History (University of Warwick, UK)

10.45-11.15 Coffee and tea

11.15-12.45 Session 1 – Chair: (Rosie Dias, University of Warwick)

Sarah Longair (British Museum, UK)
Contrasting experiences of colonial service: professional women in 1930s Zanzibar

Noeme Santana (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Representing Culture: Dr Killie Campbell’s photographic album of indigenous South Africans, 1930-1950

Sharlene Khan (Goldsmiths, UK)
Postcolonial Masquerading: A Discussion of the Masquerading Strategies of South African artists Tracey Rose, Nandipha Mntambo Senzeni Marasela, Mary Sibande

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.15 Session 2 – Chair: Andrea Major (University of Leeds, UK)

Sabitha Thekke Prakkottuthody (University College London, UK)
Engendering Landscape: Is there a Feminine Colonial Picturesque?

Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn (Saarland University, Germany)
A Glimpse of Calcutta: The Burramemsahibs of Government House

Ellen Filor (University College London, UK)
‘Of manly enterprise, and female taste!': The Unmarried Malcolm Sisters as Imperial Agents, c.1790-1850

15.15-15.45 Coffee and tea

15.45-17.15 Session 3 – Chair - Diane James (University of Warwick, UK)

Carl Thompson (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
'My finger is following him up the Nile': Sarah Atkins Wilson's Multimedia Construction of Colonial Space

Amy Miller (National Maritime Museum, UK)
At Home on the Ocean Waves: Lady Brassey, the Sunbeam and the display of collections in travelling domestic interiors

Rosie Spooner (University of Glasgow, UK)
‘Prime Minister in the Home Department’: Female Gendered Identity in Nineteenth-Century Upper Canada

17.15-18.15 Keynote lecture – Spaces of Visual Encounter between White Women and Aborigines in Colonial Australia, 1840s-1860s
Caroline Jordan, Honorary Associate in the Humanities and Social Sciences (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)

18.15-19.15 Drinks reception