Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule

Tipu Sultan

Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Speaker(s): 
Margot Finn (UCL)
Convenor: 
Matthew McCartney, Mallica Kumbera Landrus and Rosalind O’Hanlon
Series: 
South Asia Seminar

Professor Margot Finn is an historian of modern Britain (Britain since 1750), with a predominant focus on the period to 1914. Her previous work has ranged from the history of Victorian popular politics to the gendered legal, social and cultural histories of debt and credit in England. She now researches, teaches and supervises predominantly in topics relating to British colonial and imperial history, with particular emphasis on the family, gender, material culture and transnational encounters.

UCL Press published an open-access volume of essays (co-edited with Kate Smith) from her Leverhulme Trust-funded research project The East India Company at Home in 2018: tinyurl.com/EICathome. Her current monograph project is entitled, 'Imperial Family Formations: Domestic Strategies and Colonial Power in British India, c.1757-1857'.

The South Asia Seminar is co-funded by the Ashmolean Museum, the Asian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College, the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, the Department for International Development and Faculty of History and the Faculty of Oriental Studies.