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WORKSHOP AGENDA

May 15th – May 16th 2014

University Club  |  University of Victoria

The workshop will take place at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. The University is situated on the territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. We offer our thanks to the Indigenous peoples of this territory.

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Welcome to the ancestral land of the Lekwungen family group, Checkonien and Sungayka village ('snow patches'). This area was known for camas harvesting, trading and cultural and spiritual practices. It was home to the Checkonien family group including Chee-al-thuc whose longhouse was in what is now known as Cadboro Bay. The beach at low tide was one place the ancestors played qoqwialls ('lacrosse')

— Cheryl Bryce, Songhees Nation

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A PDF version of the full Schedule is also available here.

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THURSDAY, MAY 15TH 2014

7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am Registration

8:45am – 9:00am Acknowledgement of Indigenous lands

University of Victoria welcome: Dean Peter Keller, Dean of Social Sciences

Workshop Organizers welcome: Rita Kaur Dhamoon, Davina Bhandar, Renisa Mawani, Satwinder Bains

THEME: IMPERIAL HISTORIES

9:00am – 10:15am Chair: Grace Wong Sneddon (Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Diversity)

Ian Fletcher (Georgia State University): “'In Exercise of Their Rights of British Citizenship': The Komagata Maru and the Paradox of Imperial Citizenship before the First World War”

Suchetana Chattopadhyay (Jadavpur University): “The last stretch of the journey: Komagata Maru, war-time political radicalism and migrants from Punjab in Calcutta”

10:15am – 10:30am Break

10:30am – 11:45am Chair: Matt James (Political Science, University of Victoria)

Radhika Mongia (York University): “Terms of Analysis: Methodological Lessons from the Komagata Maru”

Renisa Mawani (University of British Columbia): “The Futures of British Justice”

11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm – 2:00pm Chair: Sikata Banerjee (Women's Studies and Associate Dean of Humanities, University of Victoria)

Milan Singh (Simon Fraser University): “South Asian women & migration”

Ena Dua (York University): “'Race', National Historiographies and Transnationality: The Ghadars and the Writing of Canadian and Indian History”

 

2:00pm – 3:15pm Chair: John Price (History, University of Victoria)

Kaori Mizukami (University of Toyko): “The Komagata Maru Incident as Described in Two Japanese Works

Seema Sohi (University of Colorado Boulder): “The Komagata Maru and 'The Fate of 330 Million Indians'”

3:15pm – 3:30pm Break

 

THEME: LOCAL AND GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS OF IMPERIALISM

3:30pm – 4:45pm Chair: Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark (Political Science, University of Victoria)

Irina Spector-Marks (University of Illinois): “The Komagata Maru in Imperial and Indian Print Cultures”

Ayesha Hameed: “Walter Benjamin & and the Black Atlantis”

4:45pm – 5:30pm South Asian Research Group (Nadia Hasan, Nayani Thiyagarajah, Sailaja Krishnamurti, Nishant Upadhyay)

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FRIDAY, MAY 16TH 2014

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast

9:00am – 10:15am Chair: Nilufer E. Bharucha (English, University of Mumbai)

Rita Kaur Dhamoon (University of Victoria): “Unmooring the Komagata Maru: Denaturalizing Settler Colonialism and Cacophonies of Difference”

Satwinder Kaur Bains (University of the Fraser

Valley): “Resistance Struggles: Facing lies, deception and racism”

10:15am – 10:30am Break

 

10:30am – 11:45am Chair: Paul Baramadat (Director, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria)

Alia Somani (University of Western Ontario): “Past Wrongs and New National Imaginary”

Davina Bhandar (Trent University): “Memories, Placement & the Return of the Forever Forgotten: Memorialisation of the Komagata Maru”

11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch

 

THEME: TRANSNATIONAL LEGACIES ACROSS TIME

12:45pm – 2:45pm Chair: Maneesha Deckha (Law, University of Victoria)

Nandi Bhatia (University of Western Ontario): “The Many Meanings of the Komagata Maru Incident”

Rajender Kaur (William Paterson University): “History, Community, and Diasporic Subnationalism”

Ashok Mathur (University of British Columbia, Okanagan) and Rosa Park (University of British Columbia, Okanagan): “Maru Mashup: through a creative looking glass”

2:45pm – 3:00pm Break

3:00pm – 3:45pm Student Rapparteours

Nadia Hasan (York University)

Prabhshsranbir Singh (University of British Columbia)

7:00pm – 8:30pm Public Keynote: Tariq Malik (writer) “Still Chanting Denied Shores.” At the Royal British Columbia Museum, downtown Victoria (pre-registration required; please see: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/still-chanting-denied-shores-tariq-malik/.

Welcome: Butch Dick (Elder)

Introductions: Gary Mitchell (RBCM)

Moderator: Dr. Reeta Tremblay, Vice-President Academic & Provost

“Still Chanting Denied Shores” Public Keynote Event

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