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The Global Decolonization Workshop (GDW) is an ongoing initiative of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and the Department of History, New York University. GDW seeks to forge a global forum for knowledge exchange in the interdisciplinary field of decolonization studies. This July 2017 meeting of the GDW in Paris seeks to explore the connections among and concepts animating historical waves of decolonization around the world, from the 18th century to the present.


Agenda

THURSDAY, 6 JULY

10:00 am Welcome: Philip Murphy & Mark Thurner

PART 1. FIRST AND SECOND WAVE REVERBERATIONS

10:30 Noticias secretas: The Conceptual Challenge for Global History of Latin American Independence (Mark Thurner)

11:00 From South America to Europe: Nineteenth-Century Waves of Decolonization (Federica Morelli)

11:30 A Different Meridian: Post-Independence ‘Colonization’ in Mexico and Brazil (José Juan Pérez Meléndez)

12:00 Discussion, led by Barbara Weinstein

13:00 LUNCH

PART 2: THIRD AND FOURTH WAVE RESONANCES

14:00 Decolonization as an Imperial policy: the British Commonwealth Experience (Virginie Roiron)

14:30 Extended Families or Bodily Decomposition? Biological Metaphors in the Age of European Decolonization (Liz Buettner)

15:00 Lumumba's speech as decolonial counterpoint in Pitz’s graphic novel Les Jardins du Congo (Véronique Bragard)

15:30 Discussion, led by Philip Murphy

16:30 COFFEE

17:00 KEYNOTE by Todd Shepard

19:00 DINNER (Madeleine 7, 7 boulevard de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris 1er)

 

FRIDAY, 7 JULY

PART II: THIRD AND FOURTH WAVE FUTURES

10:00 The League of Nations, the United Nations and the Concept of ‘Decolonization’ (Asahiko Hanzawa)

10:30 Malcolm X and the Pedagogy of Global Decolonization (Arun Rasiah)

11:00 The Concept of ‘Responsibility for Colonialism’: A New Agenda for Historians of Decolonization (Ichiro Maekawa)

11:30 Discussion, led by Todd Shepard

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 PLENARY ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

Led by Andrew Hussey, Philip Murphy, Todd Shepard, Mark Thurner, and Barbara Weinstein

16:00 RECEPTION

 

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