Skip to main content

All of our events are open to the public! No matter who you are, you are welcome and we’d love to see you there.

To get updates from the Center, sign up for our biweekly newsletter “The Eurofile.”

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

“To Girdle the World with an Iron Chain”: R.M Stephenson and the Imperial Railway Imagination | Erica Mukherjee

January 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Triangle Global British History Seminar and the Global and Transnational Modern History Seminar are pleased to convene our next session, Friday, 31 January, 2020, 4-6pm at the National Humanities Center, West Conference Room. Our speaker will be:

Erica Mukherjee, Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, whose work is on South Asian and environmental history, in the era of British rule. Her paper is entitled: “‘To Girdle the World with an Iron Chain’: R.M Stephenson and the Imperial Railway Imagination.”

Mukherjee’s Stony Brook University dissertation, “Soil, Water, and Steam: A Hydraulic History of Imperial Bengal, 1793-1854,” explores the relationships among watery landscapes and steam-powered technology in imperial spaces. Erica was a 2015-16 Fulbright-Nehru Fellow in India and a Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellow in 2017. She has a M.S. in Global Affairs from NYU and B.A. in theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Mukherjee’s pre-circulated paper is available from Morgan Wilson (morganm6@live.unc.edu). Please note: the paper cannot be reproduced or circulated without permission of the author.

This session is co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH

TGBHS Rapporteurs: Katie Laird and Morgan Wilson, History, UNC-CH

Co-conveners: Philip Stern, History, Duke; Susan Pennybacker, History, UNC-CH; Julia Rudolph, History, NCSU; Brent Sirota, History, NCSU

TGTHS Rapporteur: Zardas Shukman Lee

Co-conveners: Cemil Aydin, History, UNC-CH; and, Susan Pennybacker, History, UNC-CH

Details

Date:
January 31, 2020
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

National Humanities Center
7 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709-2256 United States
+ Google Map

Organizer

Department of History
Phone:
919-962-2115
Email:
history@unc.edu
View Organizer Website
Comments are closed.