Past & Present has published a summary of this conference, at which I gave a paper titled 'Mining History: French Colonial North Africa, Phosphate, and the Origins of Global Agro-Industry'
Please find a write-up of the conference here.
My panel: 19 Dec:
2:00-3:30 AGRO-BUSINESS AT THE END OF EMPIRE
Cindy Ewing (Yale University)
“Networks of Integration: The Colombo Powers and
South-South Diplomacy in the Third World”
Charlotte Riley (University of Southampton)
“Failure, Frustration, Heartbreak, Bad Luck and Bad
Blunders: Agricultural Raw Materials and the Late-
Simon Jackson (University of Birmingham)
“Mining History: French Colonial North Africa,
Phosphate, and the Origins of Global Agro-Industry”
Chair & Commentator:
Madeleine Herren-Oesch (University of Basel)