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Three seminars by Rila Mukherjee in Uppsala and Stockholm
October 14, 2013 - 13:15-October 18, 2013 - 15:00
Prof. Mukherjee has written ”Strange Riches: Bengal in the Mercantile Map of South Asia” (2006), ”Merchants and Companies in Bengal: Kasimbazar and Jugdia in the Eighteenth Century” (2007), and recently ”Oceans Connect” (2013) – photo from book release of the latter book in Kolkata.
On Monday 14 October, 13.15–15.00, she will hold a lecture entitled “Writing a Water History: New directions for historical research”, a seminar organised by the Dept. of History, Uppsala University, and the research node Mind and Nature. This presentation will chart the shifts in studies on the Indian Ocean: from maritime studies to oceanic studies and water based studies.
Venue: University main building, room VII.
On Wednesday 16 October, 13.15–15.00, Prof. Mukherjee will speak about “The Eastern Indian Ocean Trading World”, in a seminar organised by the Forum for South Asia Studies at Uppsala University. This lecture will elaborate the global flows across the eastern Indian Ocean world until c. 1600. This part of the ocean includes the vast water-body stretching from Sri Lanka (central Indian Ocean) through the Bay of Bengal, the Java seas, the Melaka and Sunda Straits, and into the China seas.
Venue: English Park Campus, room 2-1024.
On Friday 18 October, 13.00–15.00, she will speak about “Writing a Water History: New directions for historical research”, in a seminar organised by Maritime Studies at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. This presentation will chart the shifts in studies on the Indian Ocean: from maritime studies to oceanic studies and water based studies.