|1 Jul 2022 - 2 Jul 2022||11.00-17.00||McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge CB2 1RH|
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- Richard Bourke, Kings College, Cambridge
- Shruti Kapila, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
- Hussein Omar, University College Dublin
- Andrew Arsan, University of Cambridge
- Faisal Devji, University of Oxford
- Adom Getachew, University of Chicago
- Lawrence Hamilton, University of the Witwatersrand
- Leslie James, Queen Mary University of London
- Jean Khalfa, University of Cambridge
- Karuna Mantena, Yale University
- Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Ashoka University
- Luna Sabastian, University of Cambridge
- Neguin Yavari, Columbia University
- Musab Younis, Queen Mary University of London
- Faridah Zaman, University of Oxford
One of the most dramatic geo-political developments in the twentieth century was the demise of the European empires, which had been gradually formed and re-formed since the early modern period. This process of disintegration was accompanied by the rise of anti-imperial polemic, both in European metropolitan centres and in various imperial dependencies across the globe.
This conference will focus on arguments against empire deployed by those who resisted its authority in numerous colonial settings spanning Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Far East. Contributors will reconstruct the ideologies deployed by key intellectual figures embroiled in the process, including Pearse, Ambedkar, Gandhi, Nasser, Cabral, Fanon, Nkrumah and Khomeini. The academic literature has tended to identify opposition to empire as an instance of ‘nationalism’, thus reducing a complex range of responses to a single ideological counter. The aim of this conference is to attend more carefully to the diversity of political languages that were originally employed.
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Entrance to the McCrum Lecture Theatre is located through the Eagle Pub archway via Bene’t Street. The venue is fully accessible with step-free access. There are disabled toilet facilities in the McCrum Theatre Foyer. Please see the link to the venue on this page.
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• Conference hashtag #anti-colonialthought
Faculty of History Trevelyan Fund and the Smuts Memorial Fund
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|Friday 1 July 11.00-11.30|
Registration and coffee
Karuna Mantena (Yale University)
Luna Sabastian (University of Cambridge)
Chair: Duncan Bell (University of Cambridge)
Break for lunch
Faisal Devji (University of Oxford)
Shruti Kapila (University of Cambridge)
Chair: Martin Ruehl (University of Cambridge)
Faridah Zaman (University of Oxford)
Neguin Yavari (Columbia University)
Chair: Duncan Kelly (University of Cambridge)
|Saturday 2 July 9.30-11.10|
Andrew Arsan (University of Cambridge)
Richard Bourke (University of Cambridge)
Hussein Omar (University College Dublin)
Chair: Emma Mackinnon (University of Cambridge)
Adom Getachew (University of Chicago)
Leslie James (Queen Mary University of London)
Musab Younis (Queen Mary University of London)’
Chair: Tejas Parasher (University of Cambridge)
Break for lunch
Lawrence Hamilton (University of the Witwatersrand)
Jean Khalfa (University of Cambridge)
Chair: Jessica Patterson (University of Cambridge)