Hooghly: The Global History of a River, The British in India Trust
The Hooghly was for centuries a river of global significance. Focusing on those who built settlements along its banks and struggled to control its waters—the Portuguese at Hooghly, the Mughals at Murshidabad, the Danish at Serampore, the French at Chandernagore and the British at Calcutta—Robert Ivermee looks at how the Hooghly provided a conduit for trade, warfare, imperialism, change and new ideas.
Dr Robert Ivermee is Lecturer in British Civilisation at the Catholic University of Paris. He is the author of Hooghly: The Global History of a River (Hurst, 2022). He is currently working on a book on French colonialism and Anglo-French exchanges in India.
The lecture will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 17 January 2023 online via Zoom.