HPI139 | Spring | 6 ECTS

Race, Indigeneity and the Colonial Pacific, 1850-1950

This seminar will explore the modern history of the Pacific world with an emphasis on ideas about race, indigeneity and colonial transformations. In the backdrop of heightened connections between islands and rim states from the mid-nineteenth century, topics of enquiry include settler colonialism and the rise of white nationalisms and masculinities, labour mobilities and plantation economies, mixed-race identities and colonial resistance, and Pan-Pacific mobilisations in the 1920s. Along the way we will consider larger questions about borders, mobilities and the shaping of space within a globalising transoceanic arena.