Call for papers
|Start Date||Monday, 24 November 2014, 09:00 am|
|End Date||Monday, 1 December 2014, 05:00 pm|
Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern and Contemporary World Conference
Proposals, including a title, institutional affiliation, email address, and brief description of the proposed paper (up to 500 words), should be submitted by email to Professor Philip Dwyer by 1 December 2014.
To be held at the British Academy, London, on 29 June to 1 July 2015, and sponsored by The Centre for the History of Violence at University of Newcastle, Australia, this conference will bring together scholars from across the world to explore innovative ways of critically engaging with the question of violence, repression and atrocity in imperial and colonial empires, its representations and memories, from the late eighteenth through to the twentieth century.
The conference will explore the wide variety of means by which empire was maintained in the modern era, the politics of repression and the structures inherent in empire. We want to explore broader trends in the direction and intent of imperial violence and state repression, including extra-legal sanctions, and how patterns of violence, embedded within other forms of colonialism and culture, created cultural, legal, social, or imperial 'spaces'.
The conference organisers encourage scholars to interpret the conference themes broadly in crafting their proposals and are not limited to European colonial empires made up of settler societies, but also empires of occupation.
The organisers have three interrelated aims
Topics may include (but are not limited to)
The organisers invite proposals from scholars working in all disciplines to apply.
Please include the following information with your proposal
|Location||2015 conference will be held at the British Academy, London, UK|
|RSVP||Wednesday, 1 January 2014|