Postcolonial Uses for the Primary Sources of British Imperial Merchant Seafarers in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Tuesday, March 8, 12-1:30 p.m.
How might researchers better explore primary sources to write post-colonial maritime histories? This workshop brings together eminent scholars of British-Asiatic and British-African merchant seafarers to discuss the challenges.
“Looking for Lascars in the archive: non-European seamen in ships’ official logbooks”
Naina Manjrekar (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai).
“’Native’ seafarers, racial management, and the problem of agency
Ravi Ahuja” (Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Göttingen University).
“Finding colonized seafarers (and others) in unlikely places: what to do when ‘there are no sources’
Laura Tabili, (Department of History, University of Arizona).
Presented by Maritime History Archive