This is the schedule for Social Water, which will take place at the Berrick Saul Building, University of York, on 25th October 2013.

Social Water

9.15-10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00-10.10 Welcome and introduction to the Hydropolitics Network

Hannah Boast (York), Christine Gilmore (Leeds) and Will Wright (Sheffield)

10.10-11.10 Panel 1: Postcolonial watersNiranjana Ramesh (UCL) – A Tank Half-Full: Water in the Socio-Ecological Imagination of Chennai

Irma Allen (Goldsmiths, UoL) – Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink: The lived experience of scarce water and its social meaning in Malta

Sarah Bennison (Newcastle University) – Culture clash in Lima’s watersheds: heroic ancestors and narratives of rebellion

11.10-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Parallel panels: 2A and 2B
2A: Flows of memory, migration and mourningChristine Gilmore (University of Leeds) – ‘This was the disaster that befell us’: The contested legacy of the Aswan dam in Egyptian and Nubian literary narratives

Emilija Lipovsek (College of Tourism Belgrade, Serbia) – Fluidity in Lara by Bernardine Evaristo

Emily Thew (University of Sheffield) – To Be Made Whole: Grieving Whos and Whats in Peter Carey’s Chemistry of Tears

2B: Divided waters: water management between communities and the stateJohn Morgan (University of Warwick) – ‘Do not seek thy penny in the water’: regulating environmental exploitation in an early modern English waterscape

Oladipo Lafinhan (University of Nottingham) – An appraisal of the transition in flood hazard governance in England from ‘flood defence’ to ‘flood risk management’

Owen King (University of the West of England) – Contested Waters: Perspectives on participation, consensus and (ant)agonism in hydro-social spaces of governance.

12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Keynote lecture(Un)social water: drifting towards mobilities at sea

Dr Kimberley Peters (Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Aberstywyth)

14.30-15.00 Break
15.00-16.00 3: River communities, human and nonhumanHetta Howes (Queen Mary, UoL) – Beside still waters: proximity to, and interaction with water, in The Orcherd of Syon and Aelred of Rievaulx’s A Rule of Life for a Recluse.

Eddy Dreadnought and Paul Allender (visual artists) – River Ritual (film and talk)

16.00-17.00 Parallel panels: 4A and 4B
4A: The sea as space and substanceHannah Boast (University of York) – ‘There is no land of Israel without the sea of Israel’: Rediscovering the Mediterranean Sea in Israeli and Palestinian writing

Will Wright (University of Sheffield) –  Communities of Practice on SE Sri Lanka’s Post-Tsunami Coast

Satya Savitsky (Lancaster Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University) – The Domestication of Ice

4B: Colonial waters, circulations of powerMariana Matoso (University of Nottingham) – Networks of Meaning in the Water Conduits of Luanda and Maputo

Nicola Pritchard (University of Glasgow) – Redefining Rights: Grassroots Water Provision and Perceptions of the State in Dar es Salaam

Jo Lunt (University of York) – Problematising Social and Cultural Meanings of Water in Colonial History and Beyond: Uganda 1940 – 1970

17.00-17.45 Wine reception and RoundtableLed by Professor Graham Huggan (Faculty of Arts, University of Leeds)
17.45 onwards(restaurant TBC) Meal in York
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