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UCD Empire & Ecologies Conference

UCD Empire & Ecologies Conference

Part of the UCD Environmental Humanities network, the Empire & Ecologies conference took place online on 1 & 2 July 2021, and examined transimperial, transhistorical, and transregional natures from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Comyn and Dr. Megan Kuster for organising such a fantastic conference and final roundtable. So many insights from participants about ‘groundedness’, ‘immobilities’, ‘verticality’, ‘resource finitude’, the ‘social history’ of extraction, the ‘slow activism’ of the humanities, and many more. A programme…

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Launch of “Worlding the South”

Launch of “Worlding the South”

Prof. Deirdre Coleman (U of Melbourne) will launch Worlding the South edited by Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis (UCD). Please join us for this event at 6:30pm AEST on 18 June 2021. About this event Please note that this event is scheduled for Australian Eastern Standard Time. The Zoom link for the event will be emailed to participants after registration. About the book: Edited by Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis (University College Dublin) and published by Manchester University Press, this…

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Reflections on the ‘Entangled Modernities’ Conference in ‘The Modernist Review’

Reflections on the ‘Entangled Modernities’ Conference in ‘The Modernist Review’

As co-organisers of the ‘Entangled Modernities’ conference, Lara Atkin, Michael Falk, David Stirrup, and I were asked by The Modernist Review to reflect on the what the move online has meant for conferences and how we organise, promote, and attend them. Primarily written by Lara, with some contributions from Michael, David, and myself, the below is a copy of the article published by TMR in the first of a series of ‘online events dialogues’: https://modernistreviewcouk.wordpress.com/2020/10/23/online-events-dialogue-1/ We thank TMR for the…

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Kristofer M. Ray on Cherokees, Europeans, and Empire in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1670-1774

Kristofer M. Ray on Cherokees, Europeans, and Empire in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1670-1774

On 26 May 2020, the SouthHem team participated in the second of two virtual online events convened by the University of Kent’s Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies (Director, David Stirrup). This event discussed Kristofer M. Ray’s draft chapter from his new book project tentatively entitled Cherokees, Europeans, and Empire in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1670-1774. The event began with a brief introduction by Ray in which he contextualised his arguments for rethinking standard narratives of polity cohesion in early American history via a…

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Kate’s Fullagar’s ‘The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire’

Kate’s Fullagar’s ‘The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire’

On Monday 25 May 2020, the SouthHem team attended the first of two ‘Virtual Conversations in American & Indigenous Studies’ organised by the Centre for Indigenous & Settler Colonial Studies at the University of Kent. These events served as an opportunity to engage with some of themes posited in the call for papers for the Entangled Modernities symposium, which has now been delayed due to ongoing Covid-19 health and safety precautions. The first of these events served as a virtual…

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Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies Conference, Cambridge 24-25 January 2020

Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies Conference, Cambridge 24-25 January 2020

On 24-25 January 2020, the SouthHem team participated in the ‘Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies’ conference, convened by organisers at the University of Cambridge and held at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). With writers, artists, scholars, researchers, and activists hailing from around the world, the conference stimulated robust conversations on climate change as it is conceived by and within Indigenous literatures, and raised important questions that resonate beyond the field of Critical Indigenous…

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EVENT: Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies

EVENT: Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies

Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies 25-26 May 2020, University of Kent. Keynote Speaker: Alice Te Punga Somerville (University of Waikato) In the last two decades, new methodologies have emerged for analysing the entanglements between European and non-European histories in sites of colonisation. Settler Colonial Studies has emerged as an interdisciplinary project that seeks to move beyond frameworks dominated by questions of race and identity, and towards a transnational analysis of settler colonialism as a…

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SouthHem Seminar Series Feb-April 2020

SouthHem Seminar Series Feb-April 2020

SouthHem Seminar Series 2019-2021 Our seminar series for 2019-2021 has two themes: 1. Indigenous Knowledge-Brokers, Natural History Collecting, and Environment; and 2. Periodical and Media Studies Below is a list of speakers for February-April 2020. Further speakers and details will be added as they emerge. February 2020 Thursday 6 February 2020 Dr. Michelle Keown (University of Edinburgh) “Isles of Voices: The Politics of Representation and Translation in Graphic Adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific Stories” 4pm, UCD Humanities Institute April…

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Digital Cultures, Big Data and Society

Digital Cultures, Big Data and Society

On 15-16 February 2018, the SouthHem team attended a conference on “Digital Cultures, Big Data and Society” organized by Prof. Emilie Pine, UCD School of English, Drama and Film. Industrial Memories Before raising some of the ideas that emerged from the conference papers, I’d like to foreground Prof. Pine’s launch of her, Prof. Mark Keane, and Dr. Susan Leavy’s important project “Industrial Memories”, funded by the Irish Research Council New Horizons 2015. The project provides a digital and searchable version…

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Cultural Geographies of the Colonial Southern Hemisphere: Thoughts and Reflections

Cultural Geographies of the Colonial Southern Hemisphere: Thoughts and Reflections

by Dr. Fariha Shaikh  The ‘Cultural Geographies of the Colonial Southern Hemisphere’ conference was a stimulating two days of rigorous discussion: the carefully curated programme meant that papers spoke both to each other and across panels, allowing us to explore productively the analytical and methodological overlaps, connections and contentions between them. Forgoing the traditional opening plenary speech, the conference opened instead with two panels on methodologies: What are the frameworks and analytical tools with which we begin to explore the idea of the…

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