In this colloquium, we aim to historicise security in the nineteenth century with a select group of invited speakers from around the world,
explicitly considering the notion of security not only from a Western perspective, but also setting Middle Eastern, African and Asian histories of insecurity centre stage.
The main empirical question is how the genealogy of emerging global and/or regional security vocabularies, practices and cultures from the Napoleonic era onwards should be described, analysed and mapped:
- Who spoke authoritatively of security, who operated the securitisation processes and which groups wielded sufficient power to persuade and perform their securitising moves?
- What new methods of security governance and risk assessment techniques were invoked, legitimised and deployed by the embracement of threats on the agenda?
We will also consider the common or differing practices and approaches across the globe on securing geographical domains such as seas, rivers and forests. And, as importantly, which voices were silenced in the wake of these ongoing processes of securitization?
Which lines of in- and exclusion were drawn, and how did security in the 19th century develop into a driving force in the history both of empire and of the modern nation state?
The event will be followed by a masterclass for PhD students in the afternoon of 27 September 2017.
Should you be interested in joining us please contact Ozan Ozavci (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Susanne Keesman (email@example.com) no later than 15 September 2017.
Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis.
9:30 Registration and Coffee
9:50 Welcome (Beatrice De Graaf and Ozan Ozavci)
10:00 Repertoires of Security
Chair: Rachel Gillett
Ozan Ozavci (Utrecht): The Imperialism of ‘Security’: Conflict in Nineteenth Century Ottoman Syria
Cornel Zwierlein (Bochum): Mediterranean Transformations: From the security of mercantilist trading empires to a modern security regime
Shogo Suzuki (Manchester): Securitising ‘Civilised’ Identity in Asia: the case of Japanese imperialism in the nineteenth century
Discussant: Susan Legène
13:00 Trajectories of Security: What’s in a word – all over the world
Chair: Seo-‐Hyun Park
Rudolph Ng (London): The Concepts of Security in Modern China Melle Lyklema (Utrecht): Security in the ‘Wider’ Middle East
Davide Rodogno (Geneva): Nineteenth Century Discourses d’Humanite and the Question of Responsibility
Discussant: Beatrice De Graaf
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Imperial Encounters
Chair: Liesbeth van de Grift
David Anderson (Warwick): Imperial Security in Africa during the Nineteenth Century: British Military Expeditions, c. 1864-‐1884
David Silbey (Cornell): Creating Empire, Resisting Empire: The Boxer Rebellion in China, 1899-‐1901
Miquel De La Rosa (Science Po / EUI): ‘Pour la sécurité des nos nationaux’: European Powers and Inter-‐Imperial Competition in Mexico (1862–67)
Discussant: Remco Raben
10:00 In/securities in Europe and Beyond
Chair: Susan Legène
Beatrice De Graaf (Utrecht): An allied, imperial machine: Inter-‐imperial cooperation in Europe and beyond
Glenda Sluga (Sydney): The Economic History of a Culture of European Security after the Napoleonic Wars
Eckart Conze (Marburg): The Long Nineteenth Century. The Ideas of Global (In)security at the Paris Peace Conference 1919
Discussant: David Anderson
13:00 Securing Open Waters
Chair: Ozan Ozavci
Alexandra Ganser (Vienna): American Discourses of Piracy in the Nineteenth Century
Amedeo Policante (Warwick): International law and Imperial Discourses on Piracy in the Nineteenth Century
Erik de Lange (Utrecht): Ending or Extending Piracy? Security Practices and Imperial Interventions in the Barbary Regencies, 1816-‐1819
Discussant: Cornel Zwierlein
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Securing the Environment, Forests and Rivers
Chair: Glenda Sluga
Peter Hough (Middlesex): Environmental Security in the Nineteenth Century
Selcuk Dursun (METU): Forest Security in the Balkans in the Nineteenth Century
Constantin Ardeleanu (Utrecht / Galati): Imperial Cooperation at the Lower Danube: The European Commission of the Danube and the Financial Dimension of a Security Regime
Joep Schenk (Utrecht): From the Rhine to the Congo: The Principle of Freedom of Navigation as an Imperial Tool in the Nineteenth Century
Discussant: Liesbeth van de Grift
9:30 Policing the World
Chair: Beatrice De Graaf
Seo-‐Hyun Park (Lafayette): Modernization of Police Organizations in Japan and Korea
Ilkay Yilmaz (Istanbul): The Fight against Anarchism in the Ottoman Empire
Wouter Klem (Utrecht): Between National Politics and Transnational Action: Joint Police Efforts against the Anarchist Conspiracy, 1881-‐1914
Discussant: Eckart Conze
11:30 Closing Remarks
13:00 Master Class for Doctoral Candidates
16:00 Reception for the Master Class