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Postcolonial Uses for the Primary Sources of British Imperial Merchant Seafarers in the 19th & 20th Centuries Roundtable

This discussion with researchers of colonized seafarers was hosted on on March 8, 2022.

How might researchers better explore primary sources to write post-colonial maritime histories? This workshop brought together scholars of British-Asiatic and British-African merchant seafarers to discuss the challenges of finding these workers in British imperial records.

Recorded Talks

Looking for Lascars in the Archive: Non-European Seamen in Ships’ Official Logbooks

‘Native’ Seafarers, Racial Management, and the Problem of Agency

Finding Colonized Seafarers (and others) in Unlikely Places: What to Do When ‘There are no sources’

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