Post-Imperial Oceanics

A 2-day virtual conference that brings together a set of thinkers engaged with fragmented, layered and linked oceanic imperial processes, to think with the creative tensions between sociocultural processes across oceanic surfaces, and the mysteries of the submarine.

November 4 – 5, 2020 every day
9-11 a.m.


Micro-lectures posted by Oct 30, 2020.

Rosanna Carver (UBC Vancouver)

Charmaine Chua (Santa Barbara)

Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA)

David Featherstone (Glasgow)

Jennifer Gaynor (Buffalo)

Pamila Gupta (Wits)

Jaimey Hamilton-Faris (Hawai’i)

Melody Jue (Santa Barbara)

Jeffrey Kahn (Davis)

Renisa Mawani (UBC Vancouver)

Laurel Mei-Singh (Hawai’i)

Ben Mendelsohn (Penn)

Mae Miller (Berkeley)

Killian Quigley (Sydney)

Meg Samuelson (Adelaide)

Matt Shutzer (Berkeley)


Opening Remarks (Live on Nov 4, 2020 @ 9am PST)
Sharad Chari (Berkeley)


Keynote (Live on Nov 4, 2020 @9 am)
Laleh Khalili (Queen Mary, University of London)


Panel I: Freighted Subjects (Live on Nov 4, 2020 @ 10 am)
With: Charmaine Chua, Renisa Mawani, David Featherstone, Jeffrey Kahn, Laurel Mei-Singh


Opening Remarks: (Live on Nov 5, 2020 @ 9am PST)
Charne Lavery (Wits)


Panel II: Anti-Imperial Waters (Live on Nov 5, 2020 @ 9 am)
with Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Jaimey Hamilton-Faris, Mae Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Jennifer Gaynor


Panel III: Submerged Matters (Live on Nov 5, 2020 @ 10 am)
with Melody Jue, Rosanna Carver, Matt Shutzer, Pamila Gupta, Killian Quigley


Closing Remarks (Live on Nov 5, 2020)
Isabel Hofmeyr (Wits)