Panel: Afterlives of Dead and Decaying Empires

A session at Third Zuckerman Conference at the Mellon Biennial

Friday 10th April, 2015

9:00am to 11:00am (EST)

Just before The Great War, the fragility of empires began to be exposed. Some died because of the war; others continued to decay. This, however, did not mean the end of imperial practices, loyalties and networks. Through studies sited in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and using the methods of historians, legal specialists, literary scholars and art historians, this panel shows how imperial practices, loyalties and networks continued past the end of empire and how notions of time were upended. In doing so, the panel poses deeper questions of how to understand time and activism and demonstrates the capacity of state power structures to impress themselves beyond the political and economic realms.

Aimee Genell, Postdoctoral Fellow In International Security Studies/Yale University
Empire or the Turkish State? Autonomy in Ottoman International Legal Thought and Practices, 1914-19

Dominique Kirchner Reill, Associate Professor of History/University of Miami
Mapping the City, the Nation and the Empire, or All of the Above?: Geography Lessons in 1919-20 Fiume

SeungJung Kim, Assistant Professor of Art History/University of Toronto
It’s About Time: The Historiographical (Re)naissance of Kairos in the 20th Century Interwar Period

Sherally Munshi, Law Research Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center/Georgetown University
Immigration, Imperialism and the Legacies of Indian Exclusion

Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi, Lecturer in English/University of Cape Town
Empire, Nation, Diaspora

Andrew Ollett, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies & Mellon Fellow, Columbia University

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Time 9:00am11:00am EST

Date Fri 10th April 2015

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