**The deadline for submission of abstracts is 25th February 2011**
Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor of
Sociology, University of Maryland
Priyamvada Gopal, Lecturer in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Catherine Hall, Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History, UCL
Walter Mignolo, William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature, Duke University
Nikhil Pal Singh, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, History Department, NYU
In recent times, a number of academics and commentators have sought to offer a revisionist history of colonialism. This history presents colonialism as either something that was not as bad as some others make out, something that actually made the modern world and so was essentially a good thing from which the current search for a new global order should
have much to learn; or as something to be understood simply in terms of networks of circulation and distribution. The sense of colonialism as a wretched episode of human history that continues to distort the life chances of those unfortunate enough to live under its legacies is slowly
being eroded. Similar attempted revisions seek to alter public understandings of modern transatlantic slavery and its continuing legacies. We believe that the historical processes of imperialism, colonialism and slavery shaped, and continue to shape, our common world in ways which have been and continue to be problematic. This conference seeks
to confront head-on these new revisionist histories and provide the space for a more adequate understanding of these processes and their legacies as they continue into today.
There will be 12 key streams in the conference and abstracts should be submitted under these streams:
1. Imperial Enlightenment and Critical Thought
2. The Place of Minorities in Modernity and Coloniality
3. Decolonial Thought and Other Philosophies
4. Migration and Empire: Voluntary and Forced
5. Is Global History / Sociology Possible?
6. Reassessing Anti-Colonial and Liberation Movements
7. Coloniality / Modernity
8. Recovering Forgotten Histories
9. Slavery and its Legacies
10. Colonial Desires and Eastern Empires
11. From Empire to Neo-Imperialism
12. The Colonial Context of the European Integration Project, Past and Present
* Workshop on the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project led by Catherine Hall
* A screening of Unravelling, a film from the Noise of the Past project led by Nirmal Puwar
* Theologian and public intellectual Robert Beckford will be holding a film screening and discussion on his documentary film 'The Empire Pays Back'.
For more information on the conference, details on the streams, and contact details for stream co-ordinators see:
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 25th February 2011 See website for abstract submission details.
Please circulate this email and display the attached call for papers.
Conference Team: Gurminder K Bhambra, Ipek Demir, Peo Hansen, Gary Hazeldine, Stefan Jonsson, Vicky Margree, Lucy Mayblin, Søren Rud, Robbie Shilliam, Rolando Vazquez, Ozan Zeybek
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