Sir Christopher Bayly, the Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at Cambridge University, will discuss his research on British imperial history at several campus events from April 1-5.
Scheduled events include:
Monday, April 1
Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History, and Center for European Studies workshop:
"Rethinking the Early Nineteenth Century: The Revolutionary Age in the Wider World, c. 1780-1850"
GAR 4.100, Noon-1:30pm, RSVP required. More info: Revolutionary Age lecture.
Wednesday, April 3
LBJ School talk:
"Sentiment and Development: The Political Thought of Nehru's India"
Sid Richardson Hall 3.316, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, April 4
South Asia Institute talk:
"Mountbatten, Nehru, Ambedkar and the Independence of India"
Meyerson Conference Room, Will C. Hogg Building 4.118, 3-5 p.m.
More info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/southasia/events/26290
Friday, April 5
Faculty Seminar on British Studies and College of Liberal Arts talk:
"Distant Connections: India and Australia in the Colonial Period and Beyond"
Prothro Theatre, Harry Ransom Center, 2:45-4:30 p.m.
More info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/britishstudies/events/25611
A renowned scholar of British history, Bayly has published extensively on the empire, and especially on India. He is a trustee of the British Museum and a Fellow of the British Academy. Among his many accolades, Bayly was awarded the prestigious Wolfson History Prize in 2004, and he was knighted during the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007.