Liverpool and Empire, 1700-1970

The Third Annual Conference of the Centre for Liverpool and Merseyside Studies

20 and 21 April 2006

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Hosted by the History Programme at Liverpool John Moores University at the Merseyside Martime Museum

A conference exploring Liverpool's role as the 'second city of the British empire', and the impact of the long-term colonial connection on Liverpool's economy, society, politics, culture and physical landscape.

Plenary Speaker: John MacKenzie (formerly Lancaster)

Papers already accepted:

West African Seamen in 19th-century Liverpool - Diane Frost (Liverpool) Liverpool Merchants and the 18th-century Atlantic Empire - Sheryllynne Haggerty (University of Nottingham) Liverpool as a Diasporic City - John Herson (Liverpool John Moores) -‘Liverpool and the Eastern Trade 1800-1850’ - Tony Webster (Edge Hill College of Higher Education) Liverpool and South America, 1840-1930 - Rory Miller ( Liverpool) and Robert Greenhill (London Metropolitan ) Collecting Empire? African Objects, West African Traders, and Liverpool Collectors - Dimitri van den Bersselaar (Liverpool) and Zachary Kingdon (World Museum Liverpool) Transmitting Ideas of Empire in Liverpool - Murray Steele (Edge Hill) Liverpool Shipping and the End of Empire in Asia - Nick White (Liverpool John Moores) - Imperial Architecture in Liverpool - Robert MacDonald (Liverpool John Moores) - Tropical Medicine in Liverpool - Colonial and Post-Colonial Influences - Geoff Gill (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) - Liverpool, Slavery and the Slave Trade post 1807 - Marika Sherwood (ICS) - Old habits dyeing hard: Barclays, Liverpool and Cotton 1945 - 1970 - Billy Frank (Central Lancashire) - Economies of decline - John Holt & Co (Liverpool) Ltd, Liverpool West Africa merchant - Stephie Decker (LSE).

Proposals for papers on all aspects of Liverpool's imperial history are encouraged, but will be particularly welcome on the following topics: Liverpool politics and empire Non-European perceptions of Liverpool The imperial influence on Liverpool's culture and society - e.g. architecture and gender.

Please send an abstract of 200-250 words to Nick White at the address/email below.

Closing date for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2005

For further information or questions please contact: Nick White, School of Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Clarence Street, Liverpool L3 5UG; n.j.white@livjm.ac.uk or co-organiser Sheryllynne Haggerty, School of History, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD; sheryllynne.haggerty@nottingham.ac.uk