Forced Labour in Comparative Perspective

Forced labour, confinement & repression:
European, Imperial & Post-Colonial Perspectives

The Carceral Archipelago Project & The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
School of History, Politics & IR, University of Leicester

1 Salisbury Road, Leicester, 25 January 2016


9.00 – 9.15 Welcome & Introduction: Clare Anderson & Paul Moore

9.15 10.45 Panel 1 - Forced Labour
Kellie Moss (University of Leicester)
Commentator: Svenja Bethke (University of Leicester)

Julius Ruiz (University of Edinburgh)
A Spanish gulag? Forced Labour in Spain, 1936-1945

Dan Healey (University of Oxford)
Labour “therapy” in Stalin’s Gulag camp hospitals, 1943-1953

Stacey Hynd (University of Exeter)
Forced labour and imprisonment in British Colonial Africa, c. 1920-50s

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.30 Panel 2 - Confinement
Alexander Korb (University of Leicester)
Commentator: Clare Anderson (University of Leicester)

Christian De Vito (University of Leicester)
The prison and the penal colony. Shifting relationships, functions and geographies of punitive regimes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ecuador

Isabelle Merle (University of Aix-Marseille)
In the shadow of the bagne: Kanak and labourers in French colonial New Caledonia

Adam Barker (University of Leicester)
Still in Motion: Immobility, indigeneity, and the spread of North American settler societies

12.30 – 2.00 Lunch

2.00 3.30 Panel 3 - Repression
Josh Cohen (University of Leicester)
Commentator: Dirk Moses (University of Sydney)

David M. Anderson (University of Warwick)
The War Behind the Wire: state torture and rebel resistance in Kenya’s detention camps, 1956-1959

Taylor C. Sherman (LSE)
Moral Economies of Communal Violence in South Asia and the Larger British Empire

Paul Moore (University of Leicester)
Pointless Labour? Labour and Idleness in the Nazi Concentration Camps

3.30 – 4.30 Roundtable (served with refreshments)
Clare Anderson (University of Leicester)

4.30 Close


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