• Discussion: Taming the Imperial Imagination

Discussion: Taming the Imperial Imagination

29 April 2015


The Afghanistan Studies Group invite you to join them for a discussion on the relationship between India and its northern neighbour Afghanistan during the nineteenth century: Taming the Imperial Imagination: Sentiment, ‘Science’, and Colonial Knowledge on the North-West Frontier of India, 1847-1878

Speaker: Martin Bayly is an LSE Fellow in Contemporary International Relations Theory. Prior to joining LSE he was Assistant Director of the Centre for Defence Studies having previously studied for a PhD in International Relations at the Department of War Studies, King's College London. His PhD was funded by a scholarship from the Defence Studies Department at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) where he served as a Teaching Fellow between 2010-2013. His research concerns Anglo-Afghan diplomatic relations during the nineteenth century, with a particular focus on how colonial knowledge informed British perceptions of the Afghan polity throughout this period. Martin is the founding Chairperson of the Afghanistan Studies Group.

Venue: War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07), King's College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS

Time: 6-7.30pm

Cost: Tickets are free but must be requested in advance via this weblink