Dividing the World? Imperial Formations in Continental and Maritime Empires from the 17th to the 21st Century

Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 to Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer School: 
Dividing the World? Imperial Formations in Continental and Maritime Empires from the 17th to the 21st Century

Opening Lecture:
June 14, 2016, 6pm by Ulrike von Hirschhausen (Rostock):
Understanding Empire: The Challenge of Biography
Venue: Neues Seminargebäude, Room 004

Organized by: 
Graduate Interdisciplinary Network for European Studies (GRAINES)
Ulrike Lindner
Dörte Lerp 
In cooperation with: 
CA IV, 
Historisches Institut, University of Cologne 

The 4th GRAINES summer school takes a closer look at continental and maritime empires from the 17th to the 21st century. We focus on various forms of empires and imperialism, investigate the similarities and
differences between imperial settings and discuss how imperial formations can be approached from various
disciplinary and methodological standpoints.
In her keynote lecture Prof. Dr. Ulrike von Hirschhausen (University of Rostock) addresses the potential of
biographies as an approach to better understand how empires work. Taking the example of Sayaji Rao
Gaekwad III, the Maharaja of the Indian state of Baroda, she explores his encounters with the colonial
state both in India and in Britain around 1900. Her aim is to show the analytical potential of personal experiences in connecting and entangling the imperial space. 
 
Contact: 
dlerp [at] uni-koeln.de