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The 20th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH)

CANCELLED - Labor and Discipline from a Global Perspective - Day 2


April 3, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm
Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street
April 3, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm
Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street

The Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International and Global History (Con-IH) is organized by Harvard graduate students who are immersed in the field of international history. The conference selects 12 graduate students from around the world to participate in a two-day conference to present and discuss cutting-edge scholarship in various themes of international and global history. This two-day conference takes place from April 2 - 3 2020. For panels and schedules, please see below or the conference agenda.

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CON-IH 2020

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APRIL 2, 2020: Robinson Hall

9:45AM: OPENING REMARKS

10:00AM-12:00PM: TECHNOLOGIES OF IMPERIAL DISCIPLINE

  • Amy Hodgson, University of Melbourne: ‘This is unbearable. I don’t want to do this kind of job’: Discipline and Policing in the Transnational Category of Truth Commission Labor
  • Georgia Brunner, Emory University: “Forced Labor and Gender in Colonial Rwanda”
  • Meleia Simon-Reynolds, UC Santa Cruz: “Photographic Representations of Filipino Sugar Plantation Laborers in Hawai’i”

12:00PM- 1:30PM: LUNCH

1:30PM- 3:30PM: MAKING THE CRIMINAL

  • Marcelo Ferraro, University of São Paulo: “The Political Economy of Punishment: Slavery in Brazil and the United States in the Nineteenth Century”
  • Ryan Fontanilla, Harvard University: “A History of the Heist: Organized Thieves and the Labor of Taking in Post-Emancipation Jamaica, ca. 1830s-1890s”
  • Lacy Feigh, University of Pennsylvania: “Punishing Slavery: Enforcing Abolition in 1940s Ethiopia”

3:30PM- 4:00PM: COFFEE BREAK

4:00PM- 5:30PM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER

6:15PM: DINNER

APRIL 3, 2020: Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

9:00AM- 10:00AM: BREAKFAST

10:00AM- 12:00PM: THE STATE OF INDUSTRY

  • Terrell James Orr, University of Georgia: “The Fruits of Global Capital: Citrus Farmworkers in Rural São Paulo and “Nuevo South” Florida, 1984 – 1996”
  • Urvi Khaitan, Oxford University: “Women Beneath the Surface: Coal and the Colonial State in India, 1920s-1940s”
  • Siddharth Sridhar, University of Toronto: “Coffee Capitalism: Debt, Labor, and the Colonial State in South India”

12:00PM- 1:00PM: LUNCH

1:00PM- 3:00PM: PUNITIVE RESETTLEMENT

  • Guillaume Minea-Pic, European University Institute: “The Pre-Stalin Concentration Camp System and Western Penitentiary Science”
  • Yuting Dong, Harvard University: "The Physicality of Building"
  • Bradley L. Craig, Harvard University: “Oathbound: Labor, Loyalty, and Jamaican Maroons in Nova Scotia, 1796-1800”

3:00PM- 3:30PM: COFFEE BREAK

3:30PM- 5:00PM: PLENARY

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