Register now for the “Connected Histories of Decolonisation” workshop

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) Register for this event online at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies website. ***  Thursday 13th November 2014   11-11.30: Coffee and welcome   11.30-13.00: Panel 1 – Creating spaces, connections and networks of resistance Chair: Natalya Vince (University of Portsmouth) 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 Chair: Philip Murphy (ICWS) 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: […]

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Patrick Altes – ‘A Story of Revolutions’: public lecture review

In this post, Kelsey Suggitt reviews the public lecture given by Patrick Altes to mark the opening of his art exhibition, ‘A Story of Revolutions’, at the University of Portsmouth’s Space Gallery. On Tuesday 28 October 2014, students and staff from the University of Portsmouth gathered to hear Patrick Altes’ thoughts on his art exhibition, ‘A Story of Revolutions’, which opened at the Space Gallery (Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth) on Monday 20 October. As previous blog posts have discussed, Patrick was an Artist in Residence at the University of Portsmouth, courtesy of the Leverhulme Trust, and worked with Dr Natalya Vince from the School of Languages and Area Studies. Here he was able to generate ideas and gather research for an art collection that would explore the complex question of identity in post-colonial Algeria. Patrick’s talk opened with a very brief history of the French in Algeria, but he particularly focussed on questions of citizenship and identity, themes his exhibition seeks to address. On this basis of this, Patrick explained his initial thoughts on his project, for which he felt the need to think about identity, and as an artist, how to use creativity to express it. He has long perceived himself as being stuck between two cultures, […]

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