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Connected Histories of Decolonisation Workshop, Senate House, 13-14 November 2014

Connected Histories of Decolonisation  A two-day workshop organised by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in conjunction with the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth and King’s College London The Senate Room, Senate House (First Floor) ****  Thursday 13th November 2014 11-11.30: Coffee and welcome 11.30-13.00: Panel 1 – Creating spaces, connections and networks of resistance Clemens Hoffmann (Bilkent University) – Anti-colonial empires and the creation of Afroasian spaces of resistance James Renton (Edge Hill) – The Theatre of the anti-colonial nation: colonial Asia in the age of nationality Uma Kothari (University of Manchester) – Contesting colonial rule: transnational networks of resistance and the politics of exile 13.00-14.00: Lunch 14.00-15.30: Panel 2 – Competing narratives of decolonisation Andrew Kuech (The New School of Social Research, New York) – Duelling Chinese nationalism: a postcolonial confrontation with American power Tim Livsey (King’s College London) – Connected histories of decolonisation and development: the United States, Britain and African universities Robert S. G. Fletcher (University of Exeter) – Decolonisation and the arid world 15.30-16.00: Tea  16.00-17:30: Panel 3 – Connected histories of nationalism Thomas Sharp (Oxford Brookes) – A transnational nationalism: the UPC and the decolonisation of Cameroon, 1948-1961 […]

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CFP: Progress, change and development: past, present and future

Progress, change and development: past, present and future An international conference, to be held at University of Portsmouth, 4- 6 June 2015, with the generous support of the Centre for European and International Studies Research and the Society for the Study of French History. First call for papers The aim of this interdisciplinary conference will be to bring some of the generation who were involved in attempts to bring about change in the 1960s and 1970s together with researchers, theorists, practitioners, activists from the younger generations today. It will examine and debate how progress and development were conceptualised, practised and imagined during the periods of national liberation struggles, of decolonisation and its aftermath, of political and social upheaval and change. It will analyse successes and failures on all levels and explore new ways of thinking that are being developed at the present time, particularly those that break with the prevailing consensus. By bringing the different generations into contact and interaction with each other, it is hoped to create a forum to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and understanding of the earlier period, on the one hand, and the expression and elaboration of new ideas of progress and development and how […]

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