We are delighted to announce the first of a number of ateliers to be held at the University of Manchester from May to December 2014.
The Postcolonial Atelier intends to bring together junior researchers from across the humanities whose work engages centrally with encounters across borders and cultures in colonial and postcolonial contexts. It will invite academics both from within and outside of the University of Manchester to discuss their research in a focused, friendly and constructive roundtable setting.
The twin aims of the Atelier are to extend the Postcolonial Reading Group's areas of enquiry and to influence and enrich the invited academics' future research. Our first atelier series has been designed to complement the broad theme, 'Development', which has guided and informed reading group discussions this semester. All welcome!
Below are details of the first atelier to be held on 6 May 2014, followed by lunch:
Title: International Development: Theoretical Approaches to Contemporary Problems
Date: Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Time: 11.00-13.00 (followed by lunch)
Location: Samuel Alexander A113
Atelier guests (all from within Manchester University):
Tanja Müller, Senior Lecturer in International Development (Institute for Development Policy and Management) and Director of Research (Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute)
Kirsten Howarth, Lecturer in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response (Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute): 'Theorising Conflict in Development'
Uma Kothari, Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies (Institute for Development Policy and Management)
Jessica Hawkins, PhD Candidate (Institute for Development Policy and Management): 'Historicising the State in Development Theory'
Cathy Wilcock, PhD Candidate (Institute for Development Policy and Management): 'Theoretical Approaches to the Transnational Political Activities of Diasporas'
For Preparatory reading please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanja Müller, ‘The Long Shadow of Band Aid Humanitarianism: Revisiting the Dynamics between Famine and Celebrity’, Third World Quarterly 34.3 (2013): 470-484
Uma Kothari, ‘Postcolonialism’, in Encyclopedia of International Development, ed. by T. Forsyth (London and New York: Routledge, 2004)
Uma Kothari, ‘From Colonial Administration to Development Studies: A Postcolonial Critique of the History of Development Studies’, in A Radical History of Development Studies: Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies, ed. by Uma Kothari (London: Zed, 2005), pp. 82-100
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further queries.
Manchester Postcolonial Reading Group