Dr. Parkinson participated in the 150th anniversary of the Charleston, IL Riot of March 28, 1864 this past weekend in Charleston, Illinois. He spoke on Sunday afternoon along with two other historians (Dr. Robert Sampson of Decatur, IL and Dr. Robert Sterling of Charleston, IL – emeritus faculty member from Eastern Illinois University) on a panel chaired by Mr. Harold Holzer, noted Lincoln Scholar and Senior VP for Public Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. His paper was about the riot itself and was based on my dissertation which was about the Charleston Riot.
Ken Hall’s chapter “Revisionist Study of Cross-Cultural Commercial Competition on the Eastern Indian Ocean Coastlines c. 1000-1500 and the Wider Implications” appears in the newly published collected volume Vanguards of Globalization: Port Cities form the Classical to the Modern, ed. Rila Mukherjee, (New Delhi: Primus Press Issues in History Series, 2014), pp. 195-218.
Ken Hall presented a Huntington University Convocation Lecture with follow-up discussion on “The Islamic and Nationalist Legacy of the Indian Partition in Modern Global Context” on March 13, 2014.
Ken Hall presented the invited paper “Contested Histories of Ming Agency in the Java Sea, Straits of Melaka, and Bay of Bengal Region” on a “Revisionist Ming Studies” panel at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting in Philadelphia on March 28, 2014.