The H-Decol network provides a forum in which the end of European, American and Asian empires and the rise of independent nation-states, principally, but not exclusively, in the long twentieth century, can be understood holistically, across the boundaries drawn by particular bilateral metropole-colony relations. H-Decol explores the nexus of power, strategy and identity that carved overseas empires into the nation-states that make up the modern atlas. Above all, H-Decol seeks to encourage scholarly discussion and debate across academic disciplines on the course of imperial retrenchment, and the broader cultural, economic, political and ideological imprint left by decolonization on both the 'colonizer' and the 'colonized'.

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PhD studentship - Francophone Africa? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on English in Algeria

Fully Funded Arts and Humanities Research Council Collaborative PhD Studentship

Francophone Africa? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on English in Algeria

University of Portsmouth School of Languages and Area Studies with the British Council, Algiers

Application deadline: Friday 1 May 2015

Interviews expected w/b 18 May 2015

Start date: 1 October 2015

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ICwS London Public Lecture: Secret Files and the History of Decolonisation

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture in its new ‘Making of the Modern World’ seminar series, which will explore themes related to decolonisation and post-colonialism, looking at how the unravelling of European empires has shaped the world today.


The Making of the Modern World Seminar Series
Secret Files and the History of Decolonisation


Tuesday 24 March 2015, 4pm – 6pm

CfP: Re-Inventing Eastern Europe, Krakow, Poland, 24 – 26 April 2015

Call for Papers

The Fourth Euroacademia International Conference

Re-Inventing Eastern Europe

24 – 26 April 2015

Including a visit to Auschwitz – Birkenau on 26th of April 2015

4* Metropolitan Hotel

Krakow, Poland

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15 March 2015

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Author Interview: Neilesh Bose talks about Recasting the Region on New Books in South Asian Studies

Hi there,

If you're interested in Bengali Muslim politics in the first half of the twentieth century, decolonisation, literary studies and discussions over the formation of new nations, then you'll probably also be interested in listening to Neilesh Bose talk about his new book – Recasting the Region: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial Bengal – on New Books in South Asian Studies.

You can do so here: