The Comparing Colonialisms Workshop at the University of Chicago seeks paper proposals for a graduate symposium entitled “The Thing Speaks for Itself: Articulating Evidence and Discourse in Colonial Studies,” to be held November 17-18, 2005, at the University of Chicago.
Defining the scope of the colonial archive raises questions about the nature (and notion) of evidence, and the disciplinary practices within which it is constituted.
The organizers seek papers that consider the diverse disciplinary methods of configuring the relation of narrative and evidence in colonial studies. How is evidence of colonialism constituted within the disciplines that study coloniality? What objects evidence colonialism, and how are they made to speak? Does evidence transcend disciplines, histories, and regions? In what ways do the empirics of evidentiary practice relate to the empires of the colonial past?
Please submit one-page abstracts of individual papers no later than Friday, October 7, 2005, to: email@example.com.
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