Monday, 19 November 2012

History Lab Bulletin - 18 November 2012

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  • Methods Workshop: Monday 19 November, 17:30 – 19:30, Holden Room (103) - Senate House, Malet St, Camden, London WC1E 7HU.
  • Meet the Historians of the Middle East and Asia: Tuesday, 27 November, 18:00 - 20:00 Dr Ben Fortna (SOAS), Dr Eleanor Newbigin (SOAS) and Dr Ilan Pappe (Exeter) discuss their career paths and research.

  • Seminar: Yi Li (SOAS) 'Governing the Chinese in a Multi-Ethnic Colonial State: A Case of Burma from the 1820s to the 1930s', Thursday 29 November, 17:30 - 19:30, Room STB5, Basement, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DN.
    Shortly after the first Anglo-Burmese War (1824-1826) and the subsequent annexation of Tenasserim and Arakan by the East Indian Company, Maingy, the first Commissioner of Tenasserim, considered to import Chinese traders and labours from nearby Penang, also under the control of Calcutta, as part of his effort to build a Leviathan society in this newly acquired British colony. Together with British military and commercial expansions at the Sino-Burma frontier in later decades, it marked the start of the colonial administration’s dealing with its Chinese subjects in Burma.Based on English archival sources, this paper looks at the colonial administrative mechanism of governing the Chinese, and its impact on various institutional up to the 1930s in Burma.
  • The Institute of Historical Research is holding a free workshop for history postgraduates and early career researchers on 'Developing an effective social media presence'. The event, which will be held on Tuesday 29 January 2013, has been organised as part of the AHRC-funded Social Media Knowledge Exchange project
  • To register for the event, email Jane Winters (
>). Places are limited, book soon.
  • With funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, The Courtauld
    Institute of Art's Research Forum is pleased to announce the 2013-2015 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship for the teaching and study of historical American art (pre-1980). The award will enable a recent postdoctoral scholar to teach at The Courtauld Institute of Art and to undertake a major research project intended for publication. The Fellow will teach one course in the first year and two courses in the second year on selected American art topics. The deadline is the 15th of January 2013. For more information, see:

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