Global 19th Century: Contiguities. Connections. Detachments.



The Workshop on the Global 19th Century at the University of California, Riverside, is pleased to host its second conference, “Contiguities. Connections. Detachments.” The conference promotes interdisciplinary and global investigations into the world-significant transformations taking place in the period between the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries which continue to have political, social, or epistemological effects in our contemporary world.


February 25-26, 2015


CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South 1113

Conference Organizers

The Global 19th Century Conference is organized by the Workshop on the Global 19th Century at the University of California, Riverside. Organizers include Joseph Childers, Heidi Brevik-Zender, Jonathan Eacott, Rory Moore, Lorenzo Servitje, and Mackenzie Gregg.

Keynote Speakers

David Lloyd, Department of English, University of California, Riverside

Debora Silverman, Departments of History & Art History, University of California, Los Angeles


Hibba Abugideiri, Department of History, Villanova University

Casper Andersen, Department for Culture & Society, Aarhus University, Denmark

James Q. Davies, Department of Musicology, University of California, Berkeley

Alessandro Fornazzari, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of California, Riverside

Maki Fukuoka, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds

Douglas Haynes, Department of History, University of California, Irvine

James Housefield, Department of Design, University of California, Davis

Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Department of English, & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

Pratima Prasad, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures, University of Massachusetts Boston

Erika Rappaport, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kevin Schwartz, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, University of Maryland


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The Global 19th Century Conference is funded by a grant from the Center for Ideas and Society. Conference co-sponsors include the UCR Graduate Division, and Departments of English, Comparative Literature, and History.

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