Friday, 20 August 2010

Bharat Britain conference, 13 and 14 September 2010

Bharat Britain: South Asians Making Britain 1870-1950

Conference Dates: Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 September 2010
British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras, London

Uncover and examine South Asian participation in literary and intellectual networks, art movements, and activist groupings during this under-explored period of Britain’s multicultural history.

Held in partnership with the British Library, the Making Britain conference will explore the formative contribution South Asian writers, activists and intellectuals made to shaping Britain’s literary, political and cultural life in the period 1870-1950. In so doing, it will highlight the research of the collaborative three year interdisciplinary research project Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad, 1870-1950, funded by the AHRC from 2007-2010 and linking the Open University with the Universities of Oxford, London and SALIDAA (South Asian Literature and Arts Archive).

Key speakers include:
Humayun Ansari, Elleke Boehmer, Antoinette Burton, Santanu Das, Susheila Nasta,
Nayantara Sahgal, Shyama Perera, Meera Syal and Rozina Visram

By focusing on the presence in Britain of South Asians in 1870 - 1950, and on the numerous modes in which they inflected ideas of Britishness and laid the ground for the construction of new multiple identities, the Making Britain conference seeks to heighten awareness of the breadth and depth of South Asian contribution to British culture.

Conference Price:
Single-Day Standard Fee including lunch: £ 60.00
Two-Day Standard Fee including lunch: £120.00

A limited number of 50 concessionary places per day are available:
Concessions (students/unwaged) Single-Day Fee including lunch: £20.00
Concessions (students/unwaged) Two-Day Fee including lunch: £35.00

Or contact: Heather Scott, Project Co-ordinator ‘Making Britain’, The Ferguson Centre, Faculty of Arts, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

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