Moderator: Laura Kroetsch
Join celebrated historian Sujit Sivasundaram on a fascinating voyage around the global south, from the Bay of Bengal to the Tasman Sea as he seeks to reconsider the age of revolution: 1789 and 1848. Told from the perspective of indigenous and non-European people, his is a story of an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives were informed by colonial rule.
Sujit Sivasundaram was born and educated in Sri Lanka. He came to Cambridge in 1994 to study engineering and then natural sciences and history and philosophy of science. He has taught at LSE, EHESS in Paris, the University of Singapore, the University of Sydney, and the University of Cambridge. He specialises in world history, especially the Pacific and Indian oceans and their islands, the history of race and the history of the British Empire.
Laura Kroetsch is a longtime curator and producer of literary and ideas events. She is the former Director of Adelaide Writers' Week, the co-creator of Dark & Dangerous Thoughts at Dark Mofo, and recently worked on Festival of Ideas as part of Illuminate.