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Topic: Conference: Global History of Agrarian Labor Regimes, 1750-2000 (Harvard University, April 25-27, 2013) Date: Mon, April 8, 2013 Conference Announcement ***GLOBAL HISTORY OF AGRARIAN LABOR REGIMES, 1750-2000* Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA, USA April 25-27, 2013 Hosted by the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University (http://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu) For free registration, please email Jessica Barnard (firstname.lastname@example.org) *Conference Program* *Thursday, April 25* ***4-6:30 PM* *Session I: International Impulses and Agrarian Change:* 1. Paul Adams, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania: Labor Force Demographics in Commercializing Agriculture - France and the Philippines, 1800-1940 2. Eric Vanhaute, University of Ghent, Belgium: Into Their Labors: Peasant Frontiers in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Towards a Comparative and Global Perspective 3. Rafael de Bivar Marquese, University of São Paolo, Brazil: From Veneto to São Paulo: The Global Crisis of Slavery and the Reconfiguration of the Coffee World Market, c.1860-1900 4. Meltem Toksöz, Boğaziçi University, Turkey: Nomadism, Migration and Seasonal Labor: Ottoman Anatolian Cotton Production in the Age of Industrialization Commentator: Gerald Steiner, Harvard University *Friday, April 26* ***9:30-11:30* *Session II: Slavery, Tenancy, Resistance:* 1. Steven Serels, CMES, Harvard University: Famine and the Transition from Slave Labor to Free Labor in Northern Nilotic Sudan, 1898-1930 2. Christopher Craig, Columbia University: Hunger Games: Landlords, Tenants, and the Evolution of Agricultural Policy in Japan, 1897-1910 3. Adrian Smith, Carleton University, Canada: Law, Resistance and Pathways of Exit from Agrarian Labor Regimes Commentator: Alison Frank Johnson, Harvard University *11:30-11:45 Coffee break* ***11:45-1:00* *Session III: Colonial Labor; Comparative Regimes* 1. Omar Gueye, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal: Unfree Labor, Unpaid Work, Low-paid Salaries and Poorest Citizens: Agrarian Labor World throughout French West Africa 2. Remijius Friday Obinta, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria: Land Tenure Practices, Cash-Crops Cultivation and Transformations in Agrarian Labor Regimes in the Countryside: A Case-Study of Rural South-Western Nigeria 1880-1990 Commentator: Cyrus Veeser, Bentley University *1:00-2:00 Lunch for registered participants* ***2-4 PM* *Session IV: Contract Labor across Borders* 1. Luis Plascencia, Arizona State University: Continental Contract Labor Regimes: The Formation and Indispensability of Agricultural Contract Labor Across Canada, Mexico, and the United States, 1909 to 2000 2. Amit K. Mishra, University of Hyderabad, India: Subtexts of Servitude: Indentured Indian Labor Regime in British Plantation Colonies 3. Amitava Chowdhury, Queens University, Ontario: The “Coolie” and the “Creole”: Post-emancipation Labor Regimes and Identarian Invocations in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean Commentator: TBA *4:15-4:30 Coffee Break* ***4:30-6PM* *Session V: Gendered Labor* 1. Susie Jacobs, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK: Gendered Labor and Agrarian Reforms: An Overview 2. Keith Griffler, SUNY Buffalo: The Gendered Serfdom of African Women: The Colonial Agricultural Labor Regime and the Rise of Capitalism Commentator: TBA *Saturday, April 27* ***9:30-10:45* *Session VI: Commodity Production Compared* 1. Willem van Schendel, University of Amsterdam: Agrarian Labor? Contrasting Indigo Production in Colonial India and Indonesia 2. Andrew Liu, Columbia University: The Two Tea Countries: Agrarian Labor inCoastal China and Eastern India in the Nineteenth Century Commentator: Sugata Bose, Harvard University ***Coffee break 10:45-11:00* ***11:00-1:00* *Session VII: Constructing Regions, Integrating Nations* 1. Iván Sandoval-Cervantes, University of Oregon: Shaping Subsistence Agriculture: Politics, Religion, and the Rural/Urban Divide in an Indigenous village in Oaxaca, Mexico, 1940-2000. 2. Julio Djenderedjian and Gustavo Paz, University of Buenos Aires/Conicet: A National Market in Progress. Traditional and Modern Agrarian Labor Regimes in Argentina, 1860s-1930s 3. Eric Hooglund, Lund University, Sweden: Iran’s Changing agricultural Labor and Production Regimes Commentator: TBA *1:00-1:30* *Wrap-up summaries* Sven Beckert and Charles Maier, Co-chairs of WIGH, Harvard University