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Publié le mardi 20 avril 2010 par Marie Pellen

Résumé

In 1961, Portuguese rule in Africa came under severe stress. In its colony of Angola an attempt to release political detainees from the Luanda prisons by Angolan nationalists unleashed a wave of reprisals against the inhabitants of the muceques, thereby undermining the regime's cherished image of racial harmony.

Annonce

International Conference - Lisbon, June 23-25, 2011

data início: 2010-12-31

Call for Papers: Deadline December 31st

Convenors:

  • António Costa Pinto (ICS/UL),
  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (ICS/UL),
  • Luís Nuno Rodrigues (CEHC/ISCTE),
  • Pedro Aires Oliveira (IHC/FCSH)

Scientific Committee:

  • William Roger Louis,
  • Odd Arne Westad,
  • John Darwin,
  • Frederick Cooper,
  • Valentim Alexandre,
  • Patrick Chabal,
  • Benjamim Stora,
  • Sarah Stockwell

In 1961, Portuguese rule in Africa came under severe stress. In its colony of Angola an attempt to release political detainees from the Luanda prisons by Angolan nationalists unleashed a wave of reprisals against the inhabitants of the muceques, thereby undermining the regime's cherished image of racial harmony. A few weeks later, an uprising in the Northern district of Congo triggered another cycle of violence which would soon evolve to a long and bloody counterinsurgency conflict. Later that year, with the annexation of Goa by Nehru's India, the Portuguese empire seemed on the verge of collapse. But contrary to many expectations, the first of the European overseas empires would also be the last to be dismantled - a somewhat intriguing fact that continues to puzzle many students of decolonization.

Convened by three of Portugal's leading research centers, this conference, interdisciplinary in intent, aims to gather contributions in the fields of imperial and colonial history and of decolonization studies, in order to create a comparative framework within which researches about the main social, political, cultural and economic historical processes that led to end of the Portuguese colonial empire can be evaluated and assessed.

The organizers invite the submission of abstracts (max. 200 words) on various aspects of the history of colonial empires and decolonization, with a special focus on the post-World War period, and the Asian and African context in particular.

Sub-panel proposals and individual papers are welcome for any of the following general panels:

From Imperial to Post-Colonial Polities and Economies: Elites, Institutions and Political Regimes

  • Imperial and Anti-colonial Ideologies and Movements
  • Colonial Wars/Counterinsurgency campaigns: A Comparative Assessment
  • Decolonization and the International Arena
  • History and Theory of Decolonization: problems, perspectives, and Prospects.

Please send proposals, and a brief CV, to the Convenors (Claudia.almeida@ics.ul.pt)  by December 31, 2010.

Lieux

  • Lisbonne, Portugal

Dates

  • vendredi 31 décembre 2010

Contacts

  • Claudia Almeida
    courriel : Claudia [dot] almeida [at] ics [dot] ul [dot] pt

Source de l'information

  • Marie Pellen
    courriel : marie [dot] pellen [at] openedition [dot] org

Pour citer cette annonce

« The End Of The Portuguese Empire In A Comparative Perspective », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 20 avril 2010, http://calenda.org/200918