2nd Annual Workshop of the Commodities of Empire project "Commodities in evolution: historical change in different ages of globalisation, 1800-2000"
The workshop will explore the long-term evolution of commodities in the modern era, particularly from the perspectives of regions subjected to colonial rule in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. While commodity chains were a major factor in promoting interrelations between different parts of the world, this focus on the world outside Europe and North America is designed to question dominant periodisations of ‘globalisation’. Even when not identified purely with near contemporary processes, many accounts still tend to privilege late nineteenth century economic convergence between the nation states of the North Atlantic as the most significant benchmark of a ‘globalising’ world.
|Event dates:||2008-09-11 – 2008-09-12|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2008-03-14|
|Organizers:||British Academy Research Project, Commodities of Empire Caribbean Studies Centre at London Metropolitan University Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies at the Open University|
|Conference venue:||British Academy, London|
Dr Jonathan Curry-Machado (email@example.com)
|Classification:||F0 - International Economics. General ; N0 - Economic History. General|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|