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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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New Publication: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s ‘History of Brazil’

New Publication: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s ‘History of Brazil’

British Creoles: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s History of Brazil Porscha Fermanis, The Review of English Studies, 19 July 2019 Full Text Available Here: https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgz068 https://academic.oup.com/res/article/doi/10.1093/res/hgz068/5536347/ Abstract  This essay considers the nationalist preoccupations underpinning Robert Southey’s three-volume History of Brazil (1810–1819), maintaining that there are important links between his historiographical practices and his rethinking of British imperialism in relation to the challenges raised by the Peninsular War and Napoleonic France. It argues that Southey’s rejection of many of the discourses associated…

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