LANDSCAPES OF INDENTURE Indian Ocean Routes and Beyond | November 6, 2019 | ICS-ULisbon

The Colour of Labour presents a one-day workshop entitled “Landscapes of Indenture: Indian Ocean Routes and Beyond”. The event will be held at the ICS – ULisboa on November 6th, 2019.

Please find the program below:


“Landscapes of Indenture: Indian Ocean Routes and Beyond”

6 November 2019


(Sala Polivalente)
14h30 – 14h45 | Opening session
Cristiana Bastos
ICS-ULisboa, PI ERC “The Colour of Labour”
History, anthropology and conceptual work: articulating indentured labour routes
14h45 – 16h00 | Session 1

Satyendra Peerthum
Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund, Port-Louis, Mauritius – Indentured Labour Routes Project
They Came to Mauritian Shores’: A Social History of the Indentured Workers in Mauritius & the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, 1826-2019

Colette Le Petitcorps
ICS-ULisboa, ERC “The Colour of Labour”
“Lazy Creole Women”. Back to the hidden story of sexual, racial, ethnic category within domestic service relations in Mauritius

Rita Kantu
ICS-ULisboa, ERC “The Colour of Labour”
Life after the plantation: heritage tourism and the colonial imaginary in Mauritius
16h00 – 16h15 | Coffee-break
16h15 – 17h30 | Session II
Nicholas Miller
ICS-ULisbon, ERC “The Colour of Labour”
Colonial Science and Indentured Labour: Trans-Oceanic Connections
Marcelo Moura Mello
Universidade Federal da Bahia, ICS-ULisbon, ERC “The Colour of Labour”
Match weddings and the interstices of longing in contemporary Guyana
Ashutosh Kumar
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML)
Women Voices from Indenture
17h30 – 18h00 | Discussion and final remarks
Working language is English

PDF available here  –  Free Entry



The COLOUR project also participated with a specific session in the international workshop “Imagined Pasts: Colonialism, Photography and Archives”, organized by Maria José Lobo Antunes, Inês Ponte, Filipa Lowndes Vicente at ICS-ULisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, between 4 and 5 November 2019:

 Photography and Indentured Labour ​Session

5 November 2019


Ashutosh Kumar, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, India
Photographs of Coolies: Colonialism and Visual Construction of Indentured Indians

Satyendra Peerthum, Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund, Port Louis, Mauritius
‘Commemorating of the Making of our Indentured Labour Heritage’: A Pictorial Presentation of the Historic and Heritage Value of the Unique Indentured Immigration Archives of the Republic of Mauritius, 1826-1950′


The programme “Imagined Pasts” available here  –  Free Admission, but please register by filling the form.