Myriad Materialities: Towards a New Global Writing of Colonial Ports and Port Cities
Organised by the Colonial Ports and Global History (CPAGH) Network at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) in partnership with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the conference “Myriad Materialities. Towards a New Global Writing of Colonial Ports and Port Cities” took place online on July 2, 8 and 9, 2021. The conference brought scholars from varied backgrounds together in order to consider the materialities beyond the seas of colonial ports and port cities, taking special attention to the (re-)/assessment of colonial contact and its longer-term impact, as well as the subsequent material and ideological circulation across the centuries and continents.
Paola Ivanov contributed with the presentation of "Women’s Aesthetics as a Crucial Means for the Production of Translocality on the East African Swahili Coast" in the panel“(Un)Gendering Colonial Ports and Port Cities” on July 9, 2021.