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School of Law

Half-day Workshop on 'Imperialism and Orientalism in Global Legal History'

20 May 2016

Time: 2:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: Room 313, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS United Kingdom

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Hosted by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC), School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. Chaired by Professor Brian Tamanaha (Visiting Professor, Queen Mary University of London).


Chair: Professor Brian Tamanaha

2 – 3.30pm: Professor Renisa Mawani (Vancouver), ‘Law, Settler Colonialism, and “the Forgotten Space” of Maritime Worlds’, with commentary by Dr Nandini Chatterjee (Exeter)

3.30 – 3.45pm: Break

3.45 – 5.15pm: Professor Teemu Ruskola (Emory), ‘China in the Age of the World Picture’, with commentary by Dr Jennifer Altehenger (Kings)

5.15 – 5.30pm: Break

5.30 – 7pm: Professor Jennifer Pitts (Chicago), ‘Oriental Despotism and the Ottoman Empire’, with commentary by Professor Richard Bourke (QMUL)

7pm: Drinks


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to book

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