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Conference & Seminar Papers

John McGuire, J. 'The Imperial Impact on the Globalisation of Indian Finance Prior to World War I: The Role of the British Colonial Exchange Banks' Paper presented at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata International Conference on Global Finance and Integration of Developing Economies with special reference to India. Calcutta, India, 9-11 February 2005.

Douglas Hill 'Neo-liberalism, Hegemony and Development in India' Paper presented at Hegemony: Explorations into Consensus, Coercion and Culture. A workshop held at the University of Wollongong, 14-15 February 2005.

Douglas Hill 'The Port Sector in South Asia', Paper presented at Research Futures: South Asia-Australia. A workshop for the Australian Research Council's Asia-Pacific Futures Network, University of New South Wales, 21-22nd February, 2005.

Douglas Hill 'The Politics of Water in South Asia: Riparian and Coastal dimensions. Paper to be presented at the Symposium on Fresh and Salt: Water and Border debates in Australia and Asia, University of Technology, Sydney, 9-10 May, 2005.

Exon, M., and J. McGuire. 'Digitising Exchange Banks, India, the British Imperial Matrix and the Rise of Capitalism'. Paper presented at Digital China, Digital East Asia Conference, ECAI Conference. Fudan University, Shanghai, 9 - 13 May 2005.

Exon, M., The PNC/ECAI Meeting: Digital Libraries and Digital Collections in the Global Community, [the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium, and the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative Annual Conference and Joint Meetings] Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan., 19 - 21 October 2004.

Exon, M., 'Mapping Diversity: enhancing access to historical data through maps'. Paper presented at Western Australia Twenty-Nine: A shared Journey, the 175th Anniversary State Conference, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Esplanade, Perth, Western Australia, 17 - 19 November 2004.

Gillan, M., 'The next frontier of liberalisation? The politics of industrial relations reform in India' Proceedings of the AIRAANZ (Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand) Conference 2004: New economies: New Industrial Relations? Noosa, Queensland, 3-6 February 2004. (Refereed).

Gillan, M., 'Strange company? Organised labour and the politics of liberalisation in India' Proceedings of the international conference Labour Movements in the Twenty First Century. Employment, States, Capital, Trade Unions and Social Movements, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1 - 3 July 2004.

Gillan, M., 'Liberalisation and industrial relations policy agenda in India pre and post-2004 elections'. Paper presented at "India Update: the 2004 elections and the Business Environment" sponsored by the Australia-India Business Council, the Monash Asia Institute and the High Commission of India, University of Canberra, 24 November 2004.

Hill, D., 'Politics, Uneven Development and Liberalisation: The Limits to Poverty Alleviation in West Bengal'. Paper presented at The 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), National Convention Centre, Canberra, 29 June - 2 July 2004.

Hill, D., 'Globalisation and the Social Transformation of the Port Sector in the Asia-Pacific'. Paper presented at Asia Pacific Societies in Globalisation and Localisation the 2004 Asia-Pacific Sociological Association Conference (APSA) Conference, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 17 - 19 September 2004.

Hill, D., 'Politics and development in India: lessons from 2004'. Paper presented at "India Update: the 2004 elections and the Business Environment" sponsored by the Australia-India Business Council, the Monash Asia Institute and the High Commission of India, University of Canberra, 24 November 2004.

Hill, D., 'The globalisation of the port sector and the transformation of urban space in South Asia'. Paper presented at Mega Urbanisation, Multi-ethnic society, Human Rights and Development the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter Congress, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 12 - 15 December 2004.

Hill, Douglas (Discussant). Panel on Minorities, Nationalism and Human Rights Violations in South Asia and the World. Mega Urbanisation, Multi-ethnic society, Human Rights and Development', the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter Congress, University of Calcutta, Kolkata 12 - 15 December 2004.

McGuire, J., 'The Rise and Fall of the Oriental Bank in India in the Nineteenth Century: a Victim of Changes in the World Economy or a Product of Its Own Mismanagement'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 15th Biennial Conference, National Convention Centre, Canberra, 29 June - 2 July 2004.

McGuire, J. (Chair). The Two Bengals: Recent Social Scientific Research on Class Culture and Inequality I. The 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), National Convention Centre, Canberra, 29 June - 2 July 2004.

McGuire, John. Indian Elections Workshop. Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne. Chair: Professor Lord Meghnad Desai, London School of Economics, London. 16 August 2004.

Pokrant, B. 'From small fry to the global shrimp: studying the Bangladesh shrimp export sector in its global context'. Paper presented at The18th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, at Lund, Sweden, 6 - 9 July 2004. Panel No 41, The Political Economy of Bangladesh.

Pokrant, Bob. 'Rethinking the notions of environment and rural society in the Bangladesh culture shrimp export sector'. Paper delivered at The XI World Congress of Rural Sociology, Trondheim, Norway, 25 - 30 July 2004. Working Group 25: The "Ecologisation" of agricultures in the North and in the South: Aspects of a new international paradigm for rural development.

Sinclair-Jones, Jan. 'The Commodification of Service Sector Work: Case Studies of Outsourcing and International Relocation' TASA Conference Proceedings, (Refereed) La Trobe, Beechworth, 8 - 10 December 2004.

Hill, D., 'Policy, Politics and Chronic Poverty: the Experience of Bankura District, West Bengal'. Paper presented to Chronic Poverty Research Centre International Conference, Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, IDPM, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, 7-9 April 2003.

Rashid, S., 'Inland Fishers and the Management of Common Property Resources: the Case of Hindu Kaibartta of Bangladesh'. Paper presented to Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Hawaii, United States of America, 11-15 June, 2002.

Bailey, D., 'Renewing the Transition Debates: Marxist Historiography and Capitalist Development in colonial India'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 14th Biennial Conference, After Sovereignty: Nation and Place. Hobart, Tasmania, 30 June - 3 July 2002.

Hill, D., 'State, Community and Governance in Rural Development: The experience of West Bengal'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 14th Biennial Conference, After Sovereignty: Nation and Place. Hobart, Tasmania, 30 June - 3 July 2002.

McGuire, J., 'Constructing Indian History through Marx's Eyes'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 14th Biennial Conference, After Sovereignty: Nation and Place. Hobart, Tasmania, 30 June - 3 July 2002.

Rashid, S., 'Management of Common Property Fisheries Resources in Bangladesh'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 14th Biennial Conference, After Sovereignty: Nation and Place. Hobart, Tasmania, 30 June - 3 July 2002.

McGuire, J., 'Theorising Bangladesh's Place in the Global Economy'. Paper presented to Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Asia Centre, University of New England Workshop, Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation and Economic Growth in Asia: Should Labour and Environmental Standards be Part of the Equation? Armidale, New South Wales, 3-4 October 2002.

Pokrant, B., P. Reeves, and A. Atiq Rahman, 'The Organisation and development of coastal brackishwater export-oriented shrimp production in Bangladesh: a critical review of the literature'. Paper presented to the International Sociological Association XV World Conference of Sociology, Toward a New Agri-Food Paradigm: Conceptual Reformulations. Brisbane, Australia, 7-13 July 2002.

Pokrant, B., and P. Reeves, 'Government, business and labour in Bangladesh shrimp export sector: quality control and its impact on labour use'. Paper presented to the Asia Pacific Sociological Association Conference. Brisbane, Queensland, 4-7 July 2002.

Pokrant, B. and P. Reeves, 'Forms of Labour in the Bangladesh brackishwater shrimp export sector: preliminary observations'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 14th Biennial Conference, After Sovereignty: Nation and Place. Hobart, Tasmania, 20 June - 3 July 2002.

Rock, M., 'Trade Unions and Labour Standards in the Garments Export Industry of Bangladesh'. Paper presented to Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Asia Centre, University of New England Workshop, Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation and Economic Growth in Asia: Should Labour and Environmental Standards be Part of the Equation? Armidale, New South Wales, 3-4 October 2002.

Fitzgerald, S., M. Gillan, and R. Lambert, 'Networking Dissent: the Growth of the International Protest Movement Against Neo-Liberal Globalisation: Some Questions for Labour Organisations'. Paper presented to 6th Congress of the Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights. Seoul, South Korea, 5 November 2002.

Pokrant, B., and P. Reeves, 'Work, labour and environment in the Bangladesh brackishwater shrimp export sector'. Paper presented to Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Asia Centre, University of New England Workshop, Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation and Economic Growth in Asia: Should Labour and Environmental Standards be Part of the Equation? Armidale, New South Wales, 3-4 October 2002.

Fitzgerald, S., M. Gillan, and R. Lambert, 'Networking Dissent. The Growth of the International Protest Movement Against Leo-Liberal Globalisation - Some questions for Labour Organisations'. Discussion Paper presented at The 6th Congress of the Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights, Seoul, 5-11 November 2001.

Exon, M., and J. McGuire, 'A Quantitative study revisited using GIS: ideological and political relationships of the bhadralok in Calcutta 1857 - 1885'. Paper presented to ECAI, University of California, Berkeley, Conference, Towards an Electronic Cultural Atlas: e-Publishing and Knowledge Management in the Humanities. Sydney, Australia, 12-15 June 2001.

McGuire, J., 'Internationalising south Asian Scholarly Data'. Paper presented to ECAI, University of California, Berkeley, Conference, Towards an Electronic Cultural Atlas: e-Publishing and Knowledge Management in the Humanities. Sydney, Australia, 12-15 June 2001.

McGuire, J., 'Exchange Banks: India and the World Economy'. Invited paper Imperial History Seminar, St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, England, 22 November 2001.

McGuire, J., 'Reading Indian History Through Marx's Eyes'. Invited paper South Asian History Seminar. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 27 November 2001.

Murphy, E., 'Plotting change in a south Indian village: the Korkkadu Project'. Paper presented to ECAI, University of California, Berkeley, Conference, Towards an Electronic Cultural Atlas: e-Publishing and Knowledge Management in the Humanities. Sydney, Australia, 12-15 June 2001.

Pokrant, B., 'Globalising production and the Bangladesh shrimp export sector: Mapping networks and sectoral changes'. Paper presented to ECAI, University of California, Berkeley, Conference, Towards an Electronic Cultural Atlas: e-Publishing and Knowledge Management in the Humanities. Sydney, Australia, 12-15 June 2001.

Murphy, E., 'Kings Temples and Politics: Religious Art and Kingly Power during Chola rule in South India'. Invited paper South Asian Studies Programme Seminar Series, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 15 February 2001.

Murphy, E., 'Temple Art and Kingly Power: Shiva Worship and the Chola State'. Paper presented to the International Seminar on Arts and Religion, Chidambaram, India, 24 February 2001.

Reeves, P., and B. Pokrant, 'The Development of Export-Oriented Shrimp Aquaculture in Bangladesh: a preliminary assessment of moves to more intensive production in southeastern Bangladesh'. Paper presented to the 16th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland, 5-9 September 2001.

Pokrant, B., ' Appropriating nature and undermining communities in Bangladesh: the export-oriented brackishwater shrimp industry'. Paper presented to the Human Rights Conference, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, 9-10 June 2001.

Damachis, B., 'The Debate over Financial Independence in India in the Inter-War Years: The Establishment of the Reserve Bank of India'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 13th Biennial Conference, Whose Millemmium? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2000.

Fitzgerald, S., 'Star TV and Zee Telefilms: Videshi and Swadeshi Media Empires?'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 13th Biennial Conference, Whose Millemmium? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2000.

Gillan, M., B. Damachis, and J. McGuire, 'Australia in India: A Case Study of the Commodification and Internationalism of Higher Education'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 13th Biennial Conference, Whose Millemmium? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2000.

Gillan, M., 'Bengal's Past and Present: Hindu National Contestation of History and Identity in a Regional Context'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 13th Biennial Conference, Whose Millemmium? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2000.

McGuire, J., 'Exchange Banks: India and the World Economy in the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 13th Biennial Conference, Whose Millemmium? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2000.

Pokrant, B., and P. Reeves, 'The global food industry and the emergence of an export-oriented shrimp industry in Southeast Bangladesh: market discipline and its impact on local business, community and environment'. Paper presented to Global Conference on Economic Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 5-9 December 2000.

Pokrant, B. and P. Reeves, 'The imperatives of globalisation: the development of export-oriented shrimp production in Southeast Bangladesh'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 13th Biennial Conference, Whose Millemmium? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2000.

Reeves, G., Hindutva. Struggle for Control of State Cultural Institutions in India'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 13th Biennial Conference, Whose Millemmium? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2000.

Sinclair-Jones, J., 'The International Relocation of Work in the Global Knowledge Economy: Case Studies of Information Production in Southern India'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 13th Biennial Conference, Whose Millemmium? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2000.

Thien, V., 'An analytical model of international business strategies for markets under trade sanction: the Myanmar case'. Paper presented to Asian Studies Association of Australia, 13th Biennial Conference, Whose Millemmium? University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2000.

Pokrant, B., and P. Reeves, 'Competing Discourses of International Best Practice: Global pressures and stakeholder responses in the Bangladesh export-oriented shrimp industry. Paper presented to Indian Ocean Fisheries Conference, Indian Ocean Fisheries, Past, Present, and Future, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, Western Australia, 8-10 November 2000.

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