Memorial Symposium for Sir Christopher Bayly, St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, May 21, 2016
If you have been following our blog recently, you'll surely have noticed our announcement of the posthumous awarding of the 2016 Toynbee Prize to Sir Christopher Bayly at this year's American Historical Association Annual Meeting. Bayly's passing less than a year ago at the age of 69 was a profound loss for colleagues and friends around the world, and it is a sign to Bayly's place in the field that many symposia and workshops have been organized to reflect on his contributions to the field.
For those readers who were unable to make it to the panel at the AHA Annual Meeting, however, there's another opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate Bayly's contributions occurring later this year. St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where Bayly made his entire career at Cambridge, will be hosting a memorial symposium to the historian on Saturday, May 21, 2016, entitled "Sir Christopher Bayly and the Horizons of World History." As a recent announcement explains,
it will open with three brief keynotes by distinguished colleagues. Younger Cambridge colleagues inspired by Chris's work will then reflect on his influence. After lunch, there will be a panel on Chris's work in global intellectual history, followed by a sequence of closing comments by senior colleagues, who will offer subjective impressions of Chris's impact on their various fields and on his significance as a practitioner of Indian, imperial and global history. The Symposium will open at 9.45am and finish at 4.00pm.
Those interested in attending the symposium are requested to register via this online form.