Patricia Seed

2003, October 26–30
Advanced SeminarEmpires: Thinking Colonial Studies Beyond EuropeWith their October advanced seminar, “Empires: Thinking Colonial Studies beyond Europe,” co-chairs Ann Laura Stoler (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and Carole McGranahan (University of Colorado, Boulder) assembled seven historians and four anthropologists to explore a more nuanced approach to empire. “Empire is a term that is being deployed in new ways at present,” said McGranahan, “and yet at the same time there is an unreflective use of the term. We wanted to open up the concept for examination.”

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