'Narrating British India: the East India Company and the imperial imagination'

Friday, 21 October 2011, 11:30
The Open University, Meeting room 4,Perry C Building Ground floor

Jack Harrington, Oecumene Publications and Publicity Manager, presents his research on 'Narrating British India: the East India Company and the imperial imagination' at The Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies.

The paper explores the link between empire-building and history-writing in the early nineteenth century. The creation of a narrative of the rise of British India will be analysed by looking at the intellectual origins of James Mill's History of British India and its implications for the Victorian era.
 
All Welcome!
Please contact h.scott@open.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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