Workshop: “Colonial Institutions and the Uses of Law in Early Modern South Asia”(Nijmegen, 28 januari 2019)

Op 28 januari 2019 vindt aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen de workshop Colonial Institutions and the Uses of Law in Early Modern South Asia plaats. Meer informatie, inclusief relevante links, vindt u hier:

Colonial Institutions and the Uses of Law in Early Modern South Asia

In a collaboration between N.W. Posthumus’ Routes and Roots in Colonial and Global History network and the International Institute for Asian Studies, this workshop on local interactions and agency in relation to colonial legal institutions will be held at the Radboud University Nijmegen on 28 January, 2019.

As the first in the newly founded ‘Indian Ocean World in the 18th Century’- (IOW18) Workshop Series, this one-day workshop seeks to complicate teleological readings of law and its relationship to colonial institutions and state-making by drawing on contexts beyond and before British domination in the Indian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean World. By evoking the ‘uses of law’ we hope to capture both the constraints and opportunities the creation of colonial institutions posed for a wide range of people, whether colonial administrators, local elites, merchants, farmers or widows. 

The workshop will be concluded by a public lecture held by Dr. Nandini Chatterjee (University of Exeter), titled Signs and Words. Coded Expressions of Self and Authority in Legal Documents from Mughal India.

For more information on the program and abstracts, as well as the registration, click here.

 

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