Agenda 2013

Wednesday, May 1

5:00 p.m.        Reception, East Dining Room, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge

5:30-5:45        Welcome by Francine McKenzie

5:45-6:45        Erez Manela

6:45               Dinner

Thursday, May 2
All workshop panels are held in Room 2, 2nd floor, Harvard Faculty Club

9:00-10:30       Panel 1: Race, Regulation, and International Organization in the Early 20th Century

Chair: Kevin Spooner

Julie Gilmour: The Evils of Opium: Race, Vice and Religion at the International Opium Commission in Shanghai 1909

Francine McKenzie: ‘The Race Issue’ and the ‘Global Color Line’: Canada, Racial Equality, and the Paris Peace Conference 1919

Discussant: Steffen Rimner, Department of History, Harvard

10:30-10:45     Coffee Break

10:45-12:15     Panel 2: Race in National and Transnational Identities and Communities

Chair: Laura Madokoro

Kristine Alexander: ‘Equally Applicable to Every Race Under the Sun’: Global Youth Movements and Racial Thinking in Twentieth-Century Canada

Henry Yu: Anti-Asian Exclusion and the Making and Un-Making of White Settler Nations

Discussant: Michael Szonyi, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard

12:15-1:15       Lunch - Faculty Club

1:15-2:45         Panel 3: Refugees and Citizens: Who Can Become Canadian?

Chair: Julie Gilmour

Laura Madokoro: Canada, Race and the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

Ben Herzog: Communicating Citizenship: Foreign Correspondences 1945-1977

Discussant: Mira Siegelberg, Department of History, Harvard

2:45-3:00         Coffee Break

3:00-5:00         Panel 4: Canada and Decolonization: Change and Challenge at Home and Abroad

Chair: Francine McKenzie

Dan Gorman: The Influence of Ideas of Race on Canadian and British Relations Over Decolonization at the United Nations, 1945-1960

Kevin Spooner: African Nationalism(s) and the Canadian Response

David Webster: From Deskaheh to the Dani: Canadian Mental Maps of Decolonization at Home and Overseas, 1920s-1970s

Discussant: Heidi Tworek, Department of History, Harvard

7 p.m.              Group Dinner

Friday, May 3
All workshop panels are held in Room 2, 2nd floor, Harvard Faculty Club

9:15-10:45 a.m.  Panel 5: Racial Conceptions and Canada's Foreign Relations

Chair: David Webster

Dave Meren: French Facts: Canada-Quebec-France Triangle through the Prism of Race

Ryan Touhey: Reid, Race and Reductionism in the Canada-India Relationship

Discussant: Mary Sarotte, Departments of History and Government, Canada

10:45-11:15        Coffee Break

11:15-12:30        Roundtable discussion chaired by Francine McKenzie

12:30 p.m.         Lunch - Harvard Faculty Club





See also: 2013