International Relations, Capitalism and the Sea:
The Historical Sociology of Oceans and Inner Seas
Monday 16th September 2013
Room 541, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL
Please contact Alex Colas (a.colas [at] bbk.ac.uk) or George Lawson (g.lawson [at] lse.ac.uk) if you would like to attend this workshop.
10.00-10.30: Welcome and Introduction
Session I, 10:30-12:30: IR and the Sea: Global Commons or Outlaw Space?
Alejandro Colás (Birkbeck), ‘Barbary Coast in the Expansion of International Society: Piracy and Corsairing as Primary Institutions’
Jeppe Mulich (NYU), ‘Connecting Imperial Waters: Inter-Polity Ports in the Global Nineteenth Century’
Amedeo Policante (Goldsmiths College), ‘Foucault and Pirates: International Law, World Trade and Primitive Accumulation’
Session II, 13:30-15:30: Ocean Power: Governance, Empire and Internationalism
Tamson Pietsch (Brunel), ‘The Floating University of 1926’
Benjamin de Carvalho and Halvard Leira (NUPI), ‘Opening Up the Oceans; or How the Other States Went to Sea’
Bryan Mabee (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘An “Enemy of All Mankind”? Somali Piracy and the Global Political Economy’
Session III: 16:00-17:30 Roundtable: IR, Capitalism and the Sea (with special reference to the Indian Ocean)
Clare Anderson (Leicester), Phil Steinberg (Durham), Meera Sabaratnam (SOAS), Liam Campling (Queen Mary)