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Image and Imagination: Representing Gender, Race and Empire
London, May 2002


IMAGE AND IMAGINATION
Representing Gender, Race and Empire


A one-day, interdisciplinary conference organised by the 
Bedford Centre for the History of Women 
Royal Holloway, University of London


Saturday 11 May 2002
at
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Russell Square, London



Drawing on historical, geographical and fictional sources, we will explore how
race and empire have been represented in popular cultural forms in Britain For
further information and registration contact Suzette Starmer at the Bedford Centre
for the History of Women. Bookings can be made by email at:
	bedford.centre@rhul.ac.uk


* Registration fee: full rate - 20.00; Students and unwaged - 10.00 
* Registration fee includes tea, coffee and buffet lunch.  
      Cheques should be made payable to R.H.B.N.C.


Programme:

9am - 9.45:  Coffee and registration

9.45am  - 11am: Material Culture:

Jane Potter, New Dictionary of National Biography
 Selling the Boer War to Women and Girls: Magazines 1899-1902

Catherine Horwood: Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
 Khaki is the colour of the Future: the influence of Empire on early twentieth
 century leisure wear



 11am - 11.30am:  Coffee

11.30am - 12.45pm: Travel Writing

Ros Ballaster:  Department of English, Mansfield College, Oxford  
 Oriental women in travel and fiction writing: Signifying absolutist empires of
 the eighteenth century

Richard Phillips; Department of Geography, Salford University
 Sex, Race and Travel: the British in Sierra Leone

12.45pm - 1.45pm: Lunch 

1.45pm - 3pm: Reproducing 'Race'

Jacky Bratton: Research Professor of Theatre and Cultural History, Royal Holloway,
   University of London
 In Darkies, Africa: representations of imperial subjects on the music hall stage

Richard Smith: Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College
 Black people in the press during World War One

3pm - 3.30pm: Coffee

3.30pm - 5pm: Closing paper and discussion

Catherine Hall: Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History,
   University College, London. 
 Cultures of Empire

Chairs:   Phillip Buckner:  Institute of Commonwealth Studies; Amanda Vickery:
Bedford Centre for the History of Women, Royal Holloway, University of London 


For further information, contact Suzette Starmer:  bedford.centre@rhul.ac.uk

The Bedford Centre for the History of Women, 
Royal Holloway,  University of London, Egham,  Surrey  TW20 0EX
Tel:  +44-(0)1784  414098     Fax:  +44-(0)1784 435841