The Challenge of Resource Imperialism: Labour, Science and Commodities in Circulation

Ort
Bern
Veranstaltungsort
Mittelstraße 43, Room 172
Veranstalter
Dr. Moritz von Brescius, Universität Bern
Datum
16.10.2019 - 17.10.2019
Bewerbungsschluss
15.10.2019
Von
Dr. Moritz von Brescius

International Conference

The Challenge of Resource Imperialism: Labour, Science and Commodities in Circulation

This workshop is free and open to the public. Please contact Moritz von Brescius (moritz.vonbrescius@hist.unibe.ch)

Programm

Wednesday 16 October 2019

09.15-09.30
Opening remarks: Moritz von Brescius

09.30-12.30
Panel I: The art of timing: plant transfers and the management of plantation economies

Ulrike Kirchberger (Kassel): The Temporalities of Species Transfer across the Indian Ocean in the Age of Empire

Moritz von Brescius (Bern): Unlocking the Tropics: Gustav Mann, Rubber and the Timing of British Resource Imperialism, 1859–1904

Andreas Bolte (Freiburg): Temporal practices of plantation economy in British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, ca. 1900–1940

12.30-14.00
LUNCH BREAK

14.00-16.00
Panel II: Visualising global trade in the age of empire

Ulrich Päßler (Berlin): A Political Economy of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s Essay on the Fluctuations in the Supplies of Gold

Iris Schröder (Erfurt): Mapping the Riches of the Earth: Plants, Infrastructure and Trade, and the Rise of Economic Cartography in the Early 20th Century

16.15-17:45
Keynote lecture: Harry Liebersohn (Berlin/Illinois):
Global collections: Kensington (London) and the World
(Together with the ‘Forschungscolloquium nach 1800’, Unitobler, Room F 006)

Conference Dinner

Thursday 17 October 2019

09.15-11.15
Panel III: Global commodities: trade, manufacturing and consumption

Rahul Markovits (Paris): Bubble or failed monopolistic strategy? The French Indies’ Company and the selling of North-American ginseng in Canton around 1750

Samuel Eleazar-Wendt (Frankfurt/Oder): Rubber Goods in Health:
C. Müller Gummiwaren Berlin, 1875-1945

11.15-11.30
COFFEE/TEA

11:30-12.30
Panel IV: Objects in motion

Caroline Cornish (London): Accumulate to circulate: cultures of object exchange in late nineteenth-century museums

12:30-13:15
Concluding Discussion
Final comments: Peter-Paul Bänziger (Basel)

Kontakt

Moritz von Brescius

Universität Bern, Historisches Institut, Unitobler, Länggassstrasse 49, 3012 Bern

moritz.vonbrescius@hist.unibe.ch

Zitation
The Challenge of Resource Imperialism: Labour, Science and Commodities in Circulation, 16.10.2019 – 17.10.2019 Bern, in: H-Soz-Kult, 07.10.2019, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-41388>.
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