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HomeDetention, banishment and deportation in Portuguese Colonial Empire (centuries XIX and XX): history and memory

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Published on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The international colloquium “Detention, banishment and deportation in Portuguese Colonial Empire. History and memory” aims to discuss the role and importance of the prison and the banishment in the framework of repression and brutality in space imperial, expression of multiple levels and manifestations of violence of political regimes in the end of the 19th century to the third quarter of the 20th century.

Announcement

Organised by the Institute of Contemporary History at the Angra do Heroísmo Museum (Azores) from the 23rd to the 25th of November 2016.

Framework

The International Colloquium Detention, Banishment and Deportation in Portuguese Colonial Empire. History and Memory aims to discuss the role and importance of the prison and the banishment in the framework of repression and brutality in space imperial, expression of multiple levels and manifestations of violence of political regimes in the end of the 19th century to the third quarter of the 20th century.

The Colloquium takes as its object the prison and the banishment from the point of view of social and political movement in the imperial context, but also as the destination site aggravated for many who, from the center of the empire, resisted and struggled for freedom and social justice.

Thus, this initiative will seek to stimulate discussion on the preservation of Memory, of places of suffering in the Portuguese Empire and its transformation into places of freedom.

Bearing in mind the importance of the 110th anniversary of the death of Emperor of Gaza Ngungunhana, in the Fortress of Saint John the Baptist in Terceira Island in the Azores, the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Tarrafal concentration camp and the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, the Colloquium will be held from Wednesday 23 November 2016 to Friday 25 November 2016.

The Colloquium intends to analyze the historical process, in its strands of past, present and future, from an inter and transdisciplinary point of view, the lines of colonial thought, ideological orientations, the way the regime has regarded the island and colonial territories as places of deportation and the directions that the empire has gone through, as well as the strategies, challenges and the expectations of the new Member States - Portuguese and Africans, in the construction of a New History.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and researchers from different countries. We particularly encourage contributions to any of the topics below:

I - Colonial Time: an inventory of men and places (1875-1975)

  • Revisiting files on the continent, islands and colonies;
  • Places of suffering and of freedom - material and immaterial heritage;
  • Deportees and banished people: collective movements and individual pathways.

II - Route of Places: History and Memory (1875-2016)

  • An archeology of violence and an epistemology of Memory;
  • The challenges of democracy, a new museology and the role of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries in preserving the heritage.

Key dates

  • 30th of September - Deadline for the submission of papers

  • 15th of October - Communication of results
  • 28th of October - Disclosure of the program
  • 23rd-25th November - Colloquium
  • 31st of January 2017 - Deadline for the submission of the final text for publication

Abstract

Up to 500 words, with 3-5 keywords, accompanied by short resumé (up to 250 words).

Working languages: Portuguese e English.

Send to: Coloquio_Deportacao.ihc@fcsh.unl.pt

Organising committee

Places

  • Ladeira de São Francisco
    Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal (9701-875)

Date(s)

  • Friday, September 30, 2016

Keywords

  • contemporary history, political incarceration, colony, political prisoner, Tarrafal, deportation

Contact(s)

  • Ana Sofia Ferreira
    courriel : esquerdasradicais [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Diana Barbosa
    courriel : comunicacao [dot] ihc [at] fcsh [dot] unl [dot] pt

To cite this announcement

« Detention, banishment and deportation in Portuguese Colonial Empire (centuries XIX and XX): history and memory », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, August 09, 2016, https://calenda.org/374414

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