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'.

Recent Content

CFP When the nation is not enough. Democratic rights on the global stage, 1870-1970, Leiden, The Netherlands 14-16 January 2016

Democratic rights are often conceived of, and have developed, in national frameworks. However, not all groups within the nation state have always felt they could stake their claims sufficiently on the national stage. In order to make their claims heard and increase their legitimacy they appealed to the international stage, a phenomenon that Keck and Sikkink call the boomerang effect. This workshop aims to contribute to this literature by investigating the connections between scales of mobilisation.

Edward Miller
Allan E. S. Lumba

Lumba on Miller, 'Misalliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam'

Edward Miller. Misalliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 432 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-07298-5.

Reviewed by Allan E. S. Lumba (Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History)
Published on H-Decol (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Christopher R. Dietrich

Minor Culture 2015: EXTENDED Call for Papers (June 30)

Minor Culture 2015: EXTENDED Call for Papers (June 30)

Conference for the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

Nov 30-Dec 3, University of Melbourne




Distinguished Professor Ien Ang (University of Western Sydney)

Professor Jose Neil C. Garcia (University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City)