29 March 2010

CONFERENCE: Independence and Decolonization

The following conference on 'Independence and Decolonization' will be held from 15-17 April 15-17 2010 at The University of Texas at Austin. It might be of interest:

Inspired by the upcoming bicentenary of Mexican independence, this conference will bring together scholars traveling from Europe, the U.S. and Canada, and Africa for this three-day meeting to critically reevaluate the varied ends to empire and colonialism around the globe.

- Defining Decolonization
- Mapping the History of Revolution and Counter-revolution in Spanish America
- Decolonization and Difference in Northern Africa
- Three Waves of Decolonization on Russo-Turkic Shores
- Africa and the Contested Imaginaries of Decolonization

Speakers and commentators include: Frederick Cooper, Tony Hopkins, Alan Knight, Paul J. Kubicek, Philippa Levine, Roger Louis, Eric Van Young

The following link has the program and a link to the free registration: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies/conferences/listing.php.

Sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies and the Department of History at The University of Texas at Austin

Organizers: Professors Susan Deans-Smith, Mark Metzler, and Ben Brower, Department of History

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