Welcome to the Commodities and Culture website!
We are a Leverhulme-funded International Network, composed of scholars studying commodities and culture in the period between 1851 and 1914. We are interested in trans-national flows of goods and people, ideas and technologies, and the transformations of local cultures that this movement brought about.
The network will meet at three workshops in 2010 and 2011 and will continue its discussions online through this website.
This website forms the virtual hub of our network, providing resources for everyone interested in the themes discussed here. You can find here details about our research and forthcoming events, as well as a bibliography and a blog, and news about associated events taking place across the world. Bookmark this page to keep abreast of our activities!
10-12 June 2013 University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. The site of the fourth Network Workshop. The event lived up to its name, providing us with a stimulating three days of intellect... Read moreIndia and South Africa: Comparisons, Commonalities, Contrasts
King’s College London, 5-6 October 2012, Hosted by King’s India Institute the Comparative Literature Programme and the Department of English, with the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa,... Read more