We are delighted to announce the creation of the Colonialism and Empire Working Group (CEWG), an interdisciplinary workshop organized by faculty from the Sociology Department and the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. The CEWG brings together scholars of colonialism and imperialism working in a variety of academic disciplines, including sociology, history and sociolegal studies.
Each meeting will feature one author or presenter and a discussant. Papers will be pre-circulated to the group. The discussant will offer brief prepared remarks about the work. The rest of the session will be devoted to discussion of the work and related themes.
Organizers and contact information:
To be added to the CEWG mailing list and to receive a copy of the paper a week before each meeting, please e-mail either of the workshop organizers:
Department of Sociology (UTM)
Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies (STG) (Cross-appointed to the History Department) firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter 2019 Schedule
*All meetings will be held in Jackman Humanities Building, Room 318
January 30th, 2:30pm to 4pm
Paper: "Making Shi'ism an Indian Religion: A Perspective from the Qutb Shahi Deccan,” Karen Ruffle, Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
Comment: Catherine Larouche, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
February 27th, 2:30pm to 4pm
Paper: “Three warnings and you’re out”: Banishment and Precarious Penality in South Africa’s Informal Settlements, Gail Super, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
March 27th, 2:30pm to 4pm
Paper: “Settling Accounts: Indian Affairs Fiscal Policy in the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” Brian Gettler, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto