Publikationen

I. MONOGRAPHS

Pathways of Empire. Circulation, 'Public Works' and Social Space in Colonial Orissa (c. 1780-1914) (in: New Perspectives in South Asian History), Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2009.

Reviews:
Economic and Political Weekly XLV, No. 44, 30 October 2010 (Deep Kanta Lahiri Choudhury)
International Review of Social History 56,2, 2011 (Prakash Kumar)
Arbeit und Kolonialherrschaft in Indien, 1750-1947, Hagen: Fernuniversität, 2001 (Open University Reader, 264 pp.) [Labour and colonial rule in India, 1750-1947].

Die Erzeugung kolonialer Staatlichkeit und das Problem der Arbeit. Eine Studie zur Sozialgeschichte der Stadt Madras und ihres Hinterlandes zwischen 1750 und 1800 (= Beiträge zur Südasienforschung 183), Stuttgart: Franz-Steiner-Verlag, 1999 [The Making of a colonial state and the problem of labour. A study on the social history of Madras City and its hinterland, c. 1750-1800].

Reviews:
East and West 49,1-4 (1999), pp. 586-588 (Mario Prayer)
Internationales Asienforum 31,1-2 (2000), pp. 151-152 (Franz-Josef Post)
Periplus. Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte 2000, pp. 200-203 (Michael Mann)
Asien, Afrika, Lateinamerika 29,5 (2001), pp. 525-530 (Joachim Heidrich) International Review of Social History 46,2 (2001), pp. 280-281 (Dirk Kolff) Jahrbuch für europäische
Überseegeschichte
1 (2001), (K. S. Mathew)
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 44,2 (2001), pp. 232-234 (Niels Brimnes)


II. EDITORSHIPS

"The Distress is Impossible to Convey." Scottish and German Trade-Union Reports on Labour in India (1926-1928), Delhi: Social Science Press, 2014 (in preparation, jointly edited with Marcel van der Linden).

Soldat Ram Singh und der Kaiser. Indische Kriegsgefangene in deutschen Propagandalagern, 1914 - 1918, Heidelberg: Draupadi Verlag, 2014 (translated and revised version of 'When the War Began?', 2011; jointly edited with Franziska Roy and Heike Liebau).

Working Lives and Worker Militancy: The Politics of Labour in Colonial India, Delhi: Tulika, 2013.

'When the War Began, We Heard of Several Kings.' South Asian Prisoners in World War I Germany, Delhi: Social Science Press, 2011 (jointly edited with H. Liebau and F. Roy).

The World in World Wars. Experiences, Perceptions and Perspectives from the South, Leiden: Brill, 2010 (jointly edited with K. Bromber, D. Hamza, H. Liebau and K. Lange).

Mumbai-Delhi-Kolkata. Annäherungen an die Megastädte Indiens, Heidelberg: Draupadi, 2006 (joint editorship with Christiane Brosius) [Mumbai-Delhi-Kolkata. Approaches to India's Megacities].

III. RESEARCH ARTICLES

'Vergessene Konfrontationen. Südasiatische Soldaten in deutscher Kriegsgefangenschaft, 1915-1918', in: F. Roy/H. Liebau/R. Ahuja (eds), Soldat Ram Singh und der Kaiser. Indische Kriegsgefangene in deutschen Propagandalagern, 1914 - 1918, Heidelberg: Draupadi Verlag, 2014, pp. 27-68 (translated, extended and revised version of 'Lost Engagements', 2011).

'Das Ähnliche speist den Unterschied: Die globale Wohlfahrtsdebatte und die Erzeugung "informeller Arbeit" im Indien des 20. Jahrhunderts', in: H-J. Burchardt/S. Peters/N. Weinmann (eds), Arbeitspolitiken in globaler Perspektive: Informalität und Prekarisierung als Herausforderung, Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 2013, pp. 123-144.

'A Freedom Still Enmeshed in Servitude. The Unruly "Lascars" of the S.S. City of Manila or, a Micro-History of the "Free Labour" Problem', in: R. Ahuja (ed.), Working Lives and Worker Militancy: The Politics of Labour in Colonial India, Delhi: Tulika, 2013, pp. 97-133.

'Preface', in: R. Ahuja (ed.), Working Lives and Worker Militancy: The Politics of Labour in Colonial India, Delhi: Tulika, 2013, pp. IX-XVI.

'The Age of the Lascar. South Asian Seafarers in the Times of Imperial Steam Shipping', in: Joya Chatterji/David Washbrook (eds), Routledge Handbook of the South Asian Diaspora, London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 110-122.

'Capital at Sea, Shaitan Below Decks? A Note on Global Narratives, Narrow Spaces, and the Limits of Experience', History of the Present, 2,1 (2012), pp. 78-85.

'Lost Engagements? Traces of South Asian Soldiers in German Captivity, 1915-18', in: Franziska Roy, Heike Liebau, Ravi Ahuja (eds), 'When the War Began, We Heard of Several Kings.' South Asian Prisoners in World War I Germany, Delhi: Social Science Press, 2011, pp. 131-166.

'The Corrosiveness of Comparison: Reverberations of Indian Wartime Experiences in German Prison Camps (1915-19)', in: The World in World Wars. Experiences, Perceptions and Perspectives from the South, Leiden: Brill (jointly edited with K. Bromber, D. Hamza, H. Liebau and K. Lange), 2010, pp. 131-166.

'Netzwerke und Arbeitsmärkte: Annäherungen an ein Problem transterritorialer Arbeitsgeschichte', in: B. Unfried, J. Mittag and M. van der Linden (eds): Transnational Networks in the 20th Century. Ideas and Practices, Individuals and Organisations (= ITH Conference Proceedings, vol. 42), Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsanstalt 2008, pp. 99-109.

'Networks of Subordination-Networks of the Subordinated. The Case of South Asian Maritime Labour under British Imperialism (c. 1890-1947)', in: Harald Fischer- Tiné/Ashwini Tambe (eds), Spaces of Disorder. The Limits of British Colonial Control in South Asia and the Indian Ocean, London: Routledge, 2008, pp. 13-48.

'"Captain Kittoe's Road". Early Colonialism and the Politics of Road Construction in Nineteenth-century Peripheral Orissa', in: Georg Pfeffer (ed.): Periphery and Centre in Orissa: Groups, Categories, Values, New Delhi: Manohar, 2007, pp. 291-318.

'Mobility and Containment: The Voyages of South Asian Seamen, c. 1900-1960', in: Rana P. Behal/Marcel van der Linden (eds), Coolies, Capital and Colonialism: Studies in Indian Labour History (= International Review of Social History 51, supplement 14 [2006], refereed journal), pp. 111-141.

'Das Dickicht indischer Megastädte. Eine Annäherung', in: Ravi Ahuja/Christiane Brosius (eds), Mumbai-Delhi-Kolkata. Annäherungen an die Megastädte Indiens, Heidelberg: Draupadi, 2006, pp. 7-15.
[reprinted in: archplus 185: Indischer Inselurbanismus (2007), pp. 38-40.]

'Die "Lenksamkeit" des "Lascars". Regulierungsszenarien eines transterritorialen Arbeitsmarktes in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts', in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 31,3 (2005) (refereed journal), pp. 323-353.

'Erkenntnisdruck und Denkbarrieren: Anmerkungen zur indischen Arbeitshistorio- graphie', in: Shalini Randeria/Martin Fuchs/Antje Linkenbach (eds): Konfigurationen der Moderne. Diskurse zu Indien (= Soziale Welt, Sonderband 15), Baden Baden: Nomos, 2004, pp. 349-366.
[also published in Hungarian language: 'Az indiai munkásmozgalom történetének margójára', in: Ezmélet, 62 (2004).]

'Lateinsegel und Dampfturbinen. Der Schiffsverkehr des Indischen Ozeans im Zeitalter des Imperialismus', in: Dietmar Rothermund/Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (eds), Der Indische Ozean. Das afro-asiatische Mittelmeer als Kultur- und Wirtschaftsraum, Wien: Promedia, 2004, pp. 207-225.

'"Opening up the Country"? Orissan Society and Early Colonial Communications Policies (1803-1866)', in: Studies in History (new series), 20,1 (2004), pp. 73-130 (refereed journal).

'"The Bridge-Builders." Some Notes on Railways, Pilgrimage and the British "Civilising Mission" in Colonial India', in: Harald Fischer-Tiné/Michael Mann (eds): Colonialism as Civilizing Mission. The Case of British India, London: Anthem Press, 2003, pp. 195-216.

'Arbeit und Kolonialherrschaft im neuzeitlichen Südasien: Eine Einführung', in: Karin Preisendanz/Dietmar Rothermund (eds), Südasien in der 'Neuzeit'. Geschichte und Gesellschaft 1500-2000 (= Weltregionen 5), Wien: Promedia, 2003, pp. 194-211.

'State Formation and "Famine Policy" in Early Colonial South India', in: Indian Economic and Social History Review 39,4 (2002), pp. 351-380 (refereed journal).
[reprinted in: Sanjay Subrahmanyam (ed.), Land, Politics and Trade in South Asia, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2004.]

'Labour Relations in an Early Colonial Context: Madras, 1750-1800', in: Modern Asian Studies 36,4 (2002), pp. 793-826 (refereed journal).

'Subaltern Networks under British Imperialism. Exploring the Case of South Asian Maritime Labour (c. 1890-1947)', in: Jan-Georg Deutsch/Brigitte Reinwald (eds), Space on the Move. Transformations of an Indian Ocean Seascape in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Berlin: Klaus Schwarze Verlag, 2002, pp. 39-60.

'Expropriating the Poor: Urban Land Control and Colonial Administration in Late Eighteenth-century Madras City', in: Studies in History (new series) 17,1 (2001), pp. 81- 99 (refereed journal).

'Geschichte der Arbeit jenseits des kulturalistischen Paradigmas. Vier Anregungen aus der Südasienforschung', in: Jürgen Kocka/Claus Offe (eds.), Geschichte und Zukunft der Arbeit, Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus, 2000, pp. 121-134.

'The Origins of Colonial Labour Policy in Late Eighteenth-century Madras', in: International Review of Social History, 44,2 (1999), pp. 159-195 (refereed journal).

'Labour Unsettled. Mobility and Protest in the Madras Region, 1750?1800', in: Indian Economic and Social History Review, 35,4 (1998), pp. 381-404 (refereed journal).

'Unterwegs zur Kolonialmetropole: Madras in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts', in: Dietmar Rothermund (ed.): Periplus 1996, Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte, pp. 61-75.


IV. ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

'Südasiatische Gesellschaften', in: F. Jaeger (ed.), Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, vol. 13, Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 2011, col. 29-54.

'Kolonialkriege, Indien', in: F. Jaeger (ed.), Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, vol. 6, Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 2007.

'Indischer Ozean', in: F. Jaeger (ed.), Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, vol. 5, Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 2007, col. 857-890.


V. REVIEWS

Social Scientist 36, 11-12 (2008), pp. 94-97: Ian J. Kerr (ed.), 27 Down. New Departures in Indian Railway Studies.

Indian Economic and Social History Review 44,1 (2007), pp. 95-97: Shashi Bhushan Upadhyay, Existence, Identity and Mobilization. The Cotton Millworkers of Bombay 1890-1919.

International Review of Social History 52 (2007), pp. 287-294: 'Making the Empire a Thinkable Whole: Master and Servant Law in Transterritorial Perspective' (review essay on Douglas Hay/Paul Craven (eds.), Masters, Servants, and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562-1955.

Indian Economic and Social History Review 43,2 (2006), pp. 266-270: Chitra Joshi, Lost Worlds. Indian Labour and its Forgotten Histories.

Periplus 2005: 'Neuere Literatur zum Indischen Ozean-eine kritische Würdigung' (review article; joint authorship with Katrin Bromber, Jan-Georg Deutsch, Margret Frenz, Patrick Krajewski and Brigitte Reinwald).

Internationales Asienforum 35,1-2 (2004), pp. 161-163: Nandini Gooptu: The Politics of the Urban Poor in Early Twentieth-century India (= Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society).

H-Soz-u-Kult, 18 November 2003/Historische Literatur 1, 4 (2003), pp. 165-167: Birthe Kundrus: Moderne Imperialisten. Das Kaiserreich im Spiegel seiner Kolonien.

Indian Economic and Social History Review 40, 3 (2003), pp. 370-372: Prasannan Parthasarathi, The Transition to a Colonial Economy. Weavers, Merchants and Kings in South India, 1720-1800.

Indian Economic and Social History Review 40,1 (2003), pp. 119-121: Meena Radhakrishna: Dishonoured by History. 'Criminal Tribes' and British Colonial Policy.

Internationales Asienforum 33,3-4 (2002), pp. 377-379: Ian J. Kerr (ed.): Railways in Modern India (in: Oxford in India Readings: Themes in Indian History).

Historische Anthropologie 10,2 (2002), pp. 316-318: Sanjay Sharma: Famine, Philanthropy and the Colonial State: North India in the Early Nineteenth Century (SOAS Studies on South Asia).

Jahrbuch der Forschungsstiftung für vergleichende europäische Überseegeschichte 2 (2002), pp. 219-221: Wolfgang Reinhard (ed.): Verstaatlichung der Welt? Europäische Staatsmodelle und außereuropäische Machtprozesse (= Schriften des Historischen Kollegs, Kolloquien 47).

Das Historisch-Politische Buch (2001), pp. 525-526: Margrit Pernau: The Passing of Patrimonialism. Politics and Political Culture in Hyderabad, 1911-1948.

English Historical Review CXVI, 468 (Sept. 2001), pp. 975-976: Michael Mann: Bengalen im Umbruch. Die Herausbildung des britischen Kolonialstaates 1754-1793.

Das Historisch-Politische Buch 48,1 (2000), pp. 69-70: Vincent J. H. Houben, J. Thomas Lindblad u. a.: Coolie Labour in Colonial Indonesia.

Periplus 1999, pp. 199-201: Janaki Nair: Miners and Millhands. Work, Culture and Politics in Princely Mysore.

Internationales Asienforum 3-4,30 (1999), pp. 397-399: Michael Mann: Flottenbau und Forstbetrieb in Indien, 1794?1823 (Beiträge zur Südasienforschung, Südasien-Institut, Universität Heidelberg, Bd. 175).

Periplus 1996, pp. 217-220: Christian Weiß, Tom Weichert, Evelin Hust, Harald Fischer- Tiné (eds.): Religion-Macht-Gewalt. Religiöser 'Fundamentalismus' und Hindu-Moslem- Konflikte in Südasien.


VI. CONFERENCE REPORTS

Workshop 'Exploring Indian Ocean Cultures and Histories', in: Periplus 2003, Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte, pp. 114-117.

''Umstrittene Zentren: Konstruktion und Wandel sozio-kultureller Identitäten in der indischen Region Orissa'. Auftaktkonferenz des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms im Schloß Salzau, 26.?29. Mai 1999', in: Periplus 2000, Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte.


VII. CONFERENCE PAPERS AND SPECIAL LECTURES

'Lascar', 'nigger', 'fireman': South Asian seafarers and the Free Labour Question: International Conference 'Ideologies and Institutions: a conference to celebrate the career and works of Professor Peter Robb', School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 19-20 September 2013.

Informalisierung und Arbeitskämpfe in Indien. Eine zeithistorische Perspektive auf die Gegenwart.
1) International Conference 'Streik!? Annäherungen an den globalen Bedeutungswandel von Arbeitskämpfen', Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI) der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung/Zentrum für Ökonomische und Soziologische Studien (ZÖSS), Hamburg, 13-14 June 2013.
2) Kolloquium 'Europa in der Krise - Arbeit, Arbeitsbeziehungen und zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement', University of Jena, 16 January 2014.

Global Welfarism and the Emergence of the 'Informal' in Indian Social Policy. Preliminary Findings from the 1940s:
3) International Conference 'The European Welfare State in a Global Perspective', Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/German Historical Institute, London/London School of Economics, London, 11-13 April 2013.
4) Workshop 'Knowledge and Labour in Global History', ETH Zurich, Winterthur, 3 May 2013.

Begrenzter Dirigismus und die Regulierung der indischen Arbeitswelt. Vorläufige Befunde zu einer Transformation, ca. 1920-1975:
1) Conference 'Arbeitspolitik in globaler Perspektive: Konzepte, Befunde und Herausforderungen', Universität Kassel, 22-23 November 2012.
2) Kolloquium 'Transformation Studies', Universität Hannover, 28 November 2012.

The Similar Yields Divergence: Global Notions of 'Social Welfare' and the Making of 'Informality' in Twentieth-Century India: International Conference 'After Postcolonialism Similarities in an Entangled World', Konstanz, 4?6 October 2012.

Testing the Limits of Freedom (or, How an Unruly Indian Crew Spoilt the Maiden Voyage of the SS City of Manila): Workshop 'Boundaries of "Free Labor": XIX and XX Century Perspectives', IGK Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History, Berlin, 21/22 June 2012.

Das 'Zeitalter der Arbeit': Konturen und Elemente sozialer Regulierung im Indien des 20. Jahrhunderts: Conference 'Sozialpolitik zwischen Almosen, Privilegien und Sozialen Rechten', Kassel, 24 to 25 November 2011.

Erfolge, Ermüdungen, Erneuerungen? Eine Kritik der indischen Sozialgeschichtsschreibung seit den 1960ern: Lecture Series 'Sozialgeschichte-eine Disziplin wird neu gedacht', Heidelberg University, Department of Medieval and Modern History, 15 November 2011.

The Indian Labour Interlude: Exploring the Making and Unmaking of a Political Category in 20th-century India: Nehru Memorial Library & Museum, Discussion Panel 'Labour, Language, Politics: Towards Conceptual Histories 1920-1960', 12 October 2011.

The Age of Labour in Indian Politics. Contours and Three Elements of India's Mid- twentieth-century Cycle of Social Regulation:
1) International Workshop 'The Politics of Poverty and the Politics of the Poor in Modern India', Göttingen, 6-8 July 2011.
2) Center for Area Studies, Public Colloquium, Leipzig, 30 November 2011.
3) International Conference 'Working in the Ottoman Empire and in Turkey: Ottoman and Turkish Labour History Within a Global Perspective', Istanbul, Istanbul Bilgi University, 18 to 20 November 2011.

Regulatory Scenarios of a Maritime Labour Market and the Unruly Life Course of Amir Haider Khan: Annual Conference 'Work and Human Life-cycle in Global History', Humboldt University, Berlin, 30 June to 1 July 2011.

Approaches to the History of Social Regulation in Mid-twentieth-century India: Some Premises and Hypotheses: IGK Work and Life-cycle in Global History, Humboldt University, Berlin, 15 June 2011.

Lost engagements? Traces of South Asian soldiers in German captivity, 1915-18: South Asia Institute Colloquium, Heidelberg, 15 May 2011.

Debatten und Probleme der indischen Sozialgeschichtsschreibung seit den 1960ern: Arbeitskreis für moderne Sozialgeschichtsschreibung, Bochum, 27-29 April 2011.

Labour Relations and Labour Intermediaries in Early Colonial India: Four Provocations and One Case Study on the City of Madras: International Workshop 'Labour Relations in India, 1500-1800', Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, 25-26 March 2011.

Petra Heidrich's Studies on the Politics of Rural India: a Present Day Reading: Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 27 September 2010.

Space, Capital, and Social History in South Asia: Opening a Debate
1) International Workshop 'Space Capital and Social History in Modern South Asia', Göttingen, 24-26 June 2010
2) German Historical Institute, London, 29 June 2010

Changing Contours of Industrial Labour Regulation in Late Colonial and Early Postcolonial India-a Preliminary Sketch: World Economic History Congress, Utrecht, 4 August 2009.

Regimewechsel: Transformationen der indischen Arbeitswelt in transterritorialem Kontext: Frühjahrstagung des Arbeitskreises für moderne Sozialgeschichte, Bochum, 24 April 2009.

The Network's Sharp Edges: the Segmented World of Maritime Labour and the Notion of 'Fluidity' in Oceanic History: Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi, 23 March 2009.

The Corrosiveness of Comparison: Aspects of Indian Wartime Experiences in German Prison Camps (1915-19)
1) South and South East Asian Studies Seminar, Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge, 26 November 2008
2) Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 25 March 2009

Colonial Capitalism, Political Economy and 'Public Works' in Nineteenth-century India:
Conference 'The Empire of Political Economy', Yale, 15 November 2008.

Social Spaces and Cultural Dynamics in Metropolitan India: Conference 'Das kulturelle Potenzial von Städten und Regionen in Europa', Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen, 3-4 July 2008.

Labour Law across Boundaries (with Prabhu Mohapatra): Summer Institute 'Transnational Labor, Transnational Methods', University of Toronto, 13 June 2008.

Dhows and Steamers. Indian Ocean Shipping in the Time of Imperialism: National Maritime Museum, London, 24 January 2008.

Labour, Market, Regulation: Transterritorial Approaches to a Problem of Modern Indian History
1) SOAS, South Asian History Seminar, 4 December 2007.
2) University of Oxford, Indian History Seminar, 22 January 2008.
3) VIIth International Conference of the Association of Indian Labour Historians, Noida, 27-29 March 2008.

Social Policy Internationalism and the Establishment of Double Standards in India's World of Labour (c. 1880-1960): Central European University, Budapest, 29 October 2007.

Netzwerke und Arbeitsmärkte: Eine Annäherung an ein Problem transterritorialer Arbeitsgeschichte: Internationale Tagung der HistorikerInnen der Arbeiter- und anderer sozialer Bewegungen, Linz, 15 September 2007.

'Salaam German Bahadur'. Spuren indischer Kriegsgefangenschaft in Deutschland, 1915-1919
1) Inaugural Lecture, University of Hannover, 16 July 2007.
2) Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, 31 January 2008.

Eighteenth-century Society, Colonialism and the Working Poor: Reconsidering the Case of Madras: 6th International Conference on Labour History, Association of Indian Labour Historians, Delhi University, 1-3 November 2006.

Arbeit, Weltmarkt, Regulierung: Annäherungen an ein globalgeschichtliches Kernproblem: Habilitation Lecture, University of Hannover, 20 June 2007.

Wie Seeleute Bauern blieben und Arbeitsmigranten wurden. Eine Fallstudie zu kolonialer Proletarisierung in Südasien: Lecture Series 'Wie aus Bauern Arbeiter wurden', University of Vienna, 18 October 2006.

Scenarios of Labour Regulation and Transterritorial History. Some Preliminary Observations, Institute for Advanced Studies (Wissenschaftskolleg), Workshop 'Rethinking Labour from a Global Perspective II', Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, 12-14 October 2006.

Circulation, 'Improvement' and 'Public Works': Conceptualising the Social History of Transport in Colonial India: 19th European Conference of Modern South Asian Studies, Leiden, 27-29 June 2006.

Workers and the Dialectics of Scale. Preliminary Observations on the Spaces of South Asian Labour History: Institute for Advanced Studies (Wissenschaftskolleg), Workshop 'Rethinking Labour from a Global Perspective I', Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, 1-3 December 2005.

K. N. Chaudhuris Indischer Ozean-eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme: Workshop 'Raum und Zeit im Indischen Ozean-Zur Konstruktion einer historischen Untersuchungseinheit', Department of History, University of Hannover, 22-23 January 2005.

Lateinsegel und Dampfturbinen. Der Schiffsverkehr des Indischen Ozeans im Zeitalter des Imperialismus: Ringvorlesung 'Das afro-asiatische Mittelmeer als Kultur- und Wirtschaftsraum', University of Vienna, 14 June 2004.

Raum und britischer Imperialismus in Indien: Probleme einer Sozialgeschichte des Verkehrs im langen 19. Jahrhundert: Sektion 'Raum und Imperium. Kommunikationsgeschichte in Europa im langen 19. Jahrhundert', 45. Deutscher Historikertag, Kiel, 15 September 2004.

Mobility and Containment: The Voyages of South Asian Seamen, c. 1900-1960
1) IVth International Conference of the Association of Indian Labour Historians, Noida, 18.-20 March 2004.
2) 19th VAD Conference (German African Studies Conference), Hannover, 5 June 2004.
3) 18th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Lund, 6-9 July 2004.

Armuts- und Sozialpolitik in Indien seit ihren kolonialen Anfängen: Lecture Series 'Armuts- und Sozialpolitik weltweit. Entwicklungsmuster und Wandel in Lateinamerika, Afrika, Asien, Osteuropa und der Europäischen Union', University of Vienna, 18 December 2003.

Die 'Lenksamkeit' des 'Lascars'. Indische Seeleute und transterritoriale Arbeitsmarkt- regulierung, 1918 bis ca. 1960: Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, 18 November 2003.

Arbeit und Kolonialherrschaft im neuzeitlichen Südasien: Eine Einführung: Ringvorlesung 'Südasien in der "Neuzeit". Geschichte und Gesellschaft 1500-2000', University of Vienna, 9 December 2002.

Networks of Subordination-Networks of the Subordinated. The Case of South Asian Maritime Labour under British Imperialism (c. 1890-1947)
1) 17th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Heidelberg, 9-14 September 2002.
2) Seminar, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 26 February 2003.
3) Seminar, Department of History, Delhi University, 5. March 2003.

Subaltern Networks under British Imperialism. Exploring the Case of South Asian Maritime Labour (c. 1890-1947): International Conference 'Cultural Exchange and Transformation in the Indian Ocean World', Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, 5-6 April 2002.

State Formation and 'Famine Policy' in Early Colonial India: 4th European Social Science History Conference, The Hague, 27 February 2002.

'The Bridge-Builders.' Some Notes on Railways, Pilgrimage and the British 'Civilising Mission' in Colonial India: International Convention of Asia Scholars, Berlin, 10 August 2001.

Anhaltspunkte für eine Gesellschaftsgeschichte des Verkehrs im kolonialen Südasien. Einige allgemeine Überlegungen, gewonnen aus einer Fallstudie über die indische Region Orissa: Historisches Kolloquium der Fernuniversität Hagen, 12 June 2001.

'Captain Kittoe's Road'. Early Colonialism and the Politics of Road Construction in Peripheral Orissa:
1) 3rd Annual Conference of the Orissa Research Programme, Salzau, 22-27 May 2001;
2) University of Cambridge, History Faculty, World History Workshop, 3 December 2001.

'Opening up the Country'? Orissan Society and Early Colonial Communications Policies (1803-1866): 16th European Conference of Modern South Asian Studies, Edinburgh, 5-9 September 2000.

Expropriating the Poor: Urban Land Control and Colonial Administration in Late Of Civilizers and Vivisectionists. Archival Evidence on Communications Development in Colonial Orissa and Some Problems of Conceptualisation: Annual Conference, DFG Research Programme 'Orissa', Salzau, 10-13 May 2000.

Eighteenth-century Madras City:
1) Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture, National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences (NISWASS), Bhubaneswar (Indien), 5 February 2000;
2) 2nd International Conference of Association of Indian Labour Historians, Noida, 16- 18 March 2000.

Koloniale Staatsformierung und indische Gesellschaft im 18. Jahrhundert: Der Blick von unten: Berliner Südasien-Kolloquium, Institut für Afrika- und Asienwissenschaften, 21 December 1999.

Unberührbarkeit und die moderne Arbeitswelt: 'Südasiatische Weltbilder', Universitäts- vorlesung an der Freien Universität Berlin, 16 December 1999.

Subcontractors in Early Colonial South India: The Case of the Madras Maistries:
1) South Asia History Seminar, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 26 October 1999;
2) 'Subcontracted Labour in Asia', Workshop, International Research Programme 'Changing Labour Relations in Asia' (CLARA), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 22-24 November 1999;
3) Seminar, Integrated Labour History Research Programme, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, 11 April 2000.

Wege der Macht: Die Verkehrsgeschichte Orissas während der Britischen Kolonial- herrschaft (1803-1947): Inaugural Conference, DFG Research Programme 'Orissa', Salzau, 26-29 May 1999.

Labour History after Culturalism. Some Suggestions from a South Asianist's Perspective: 'Geschichte und Zukunft der Arbeit', Conference at Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, 4-6 March 1999.

Kritische Anmerkungen zur antimodernistischen Säkularismuskritik in Indien: Interdiszi- plinäres Seminar 'Das Spannungsverhältnis Mehrheit-Minderheit-Staat in Südasien', South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, 19 November 1998.

The Origins of Colonial Labour Policy in Late Eighteenth-century Madras: 15th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Prague, 9-12 September 1998.

Labour Relations in an Early Colonial Context: Madras, 1750?1800: 1st International Conference of the Association of Indian Labour Historians, New Delhi, 16-18 March 1998.

Labour Unsettled. Mobility and Protest in the Madras Region, 1750?1800: Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, 24 March 1997.