Fernando J. Padilla University of Exeter/University of Bristol
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE “EMPIRES AND NATIONS, BEYOND THE BRITISH CASE”
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
25th April 2017
This one-day postgraduate conference “Empires and Nations: Beyond the British Case” will be held on 25th April 2017 at the University of Bristol’s Wills Memorial Building. It aims to provide a friendly and constructive environment for scholarly debate. The conference is open to MA, MPhil, and PhD researchers.
The goal of the conference is to bring together postgraduate researchers working on any topic related to the main theme of imperialism, preferably beyond the British case. Due to the logical dominance of the British imperial past within the broader field of Imperial, Colonial, Postcolonial, and Global History studies in the UK, the aim of this conference is precisely to focus on other imperial and postcolonial experiences, European as well as non-European, of the 19th and 20th centuries. By focusing the conference on cases other than the British, we aim to foster debate with a broader and more inclusive approach to the complex imperial past and colonial legacies of modern societies. Thus, we strongly encourage the participation of researchers looking at European as well as non-European imperial experiences. Continue reading “Call For Papers: Empires and Nations, Beyond the British Case”→
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The post of Lecturer in Global and Imperial History will contribute to extending the research profile of History at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the transnational history of imperialism, globalization, and decolonization since 1750. This full time post is available from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2020 in the College Humanities on a fixed term basis. Continue reading “We’re Hiring! Lecturer in Global and Imperial History”→
Before the holidays we read Paul Doolan’s response to our post with great interest. We appreciate the time and effort Mr Doolan took to reply to our post as we think a fruitful debate will progress knowledge. With this writing we give a final reaction to Mr Doolan and if it is not for knowledge progression, it will at least get Dr Sadiah Boonstra’s name spelled correctly.
In his response Doolan claims that our critique was based on a misreading and that he was referring to a specific period of time, namely 1945-1949, but that we “prefer to talk about something else”. However, in our view this period cannot be separated from the larger framework of colonialism as political, social, cultural and economic structures of domination. And this is exactly what Dutch historians and others have been trying to deconstruct over the past decades as set out in our previous response. We therefore uphold our argument against Doolan’s representation of a Dutch historical “guild” based in Leiden. Instead of calling on “outsiders”, as Doolan suggests, we favor collaborative methods to uncover the depth, multilayeredness and reach of colonialism. Continue reading “Rewriting Dutch colonial histories – Final response”→
I’ve just arrived in warm, sunny Denver for the 2017 American Historical Association Meeting, and now face the difficult decision concerning which sessions to attend. So I thought it might it might be helpful to compile the sessions relating to imperial and global history, to make my decision (and possibly yours) a bit easier. The list is based on titles only, so please feel free to include in the comments section any pertinent sessions that I may have missed. Continue reading “Imperial & Global History Sessions at #AHA17”→
Berny Sèbe (University of Birmingham, UK) in association with Matt Stanard (Berry College, USA) Co-organizers, The End of Empire conference, University of Birmingham
I am delighted to announce the following two events which might be of interest to readers of the Imperial and Global Forum:
– A roundtable on “Franco-British Studies: Experience and Methods” which I have organised to take place at the Maison française d’Oxford on 10 January 2017, with seven British and French scholars reflecting upon the benefits of cross-cultural comparisons between France and Britain. Please see information below for more information.
– The international conference The End of Empire: European Popular Responses, 11-13 January 2017, co-organised by myself and Matt Stanard (Berry College, USA) with support from the Past & Present Society, the University of Birmingham, the Maison française d’Oxford and Berry College. More than twenty five international scholars will reflect together upon the cultural consequences of decolonisation on European societies, with Elizabeth Buettner, Richard Drayton, Charles Forsdick, John MacKenzie and Stuart Ward delivering plenary sessions, and Wm Roger Louis providing the concluding remarks.
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