Whitman College

Ian Barrow, Middlebury, "The East India Company: From Merchant to Colonial State, 1600-1858"

Ian Barrow (Professor of History at Middlebury College) will discuss how and why the English East India Company transitioned from being a maritime trading enterprise, primarily preoccupied with the purchase and sale of spices and cotton textiles, to becoming a territorial colonial state in India. The talk will make extensive use of maps and images currently on display in the Maxey Museum’s exhibition, “Mapping India: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Partition of South Asia.

Thursday, March 2 at 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory
324 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla, WA

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Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public, Alumni


Academic, Social Sciences, History, Humanities & Arts, Art History, General & Interdisciplinary Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


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