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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CFA: Trans-Asian Indigeneity / Summer Institute at Penn State in June 2017

Call for Applications: Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute (Special Topic: "Trans-Asian Indigeneity")


Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute: 

“Trans-Asian Indigeneity”

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 18-24, 2017. This year’s Institute, directed by Neal Keating, Pasang Yangjee Sherpa and Charlotte Eubanks, focuses on the topic of “Trans-Asian Indigeneity.”

Call for Papers: Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective

Call for Papers: ‘Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective’

Wednesday 17th May 2017

The Danford Room, Dept. of African Studies and Anthropology, Arts Building, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT

The ‘Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective’ conference will create a platform for postgraduate students to discuss emerging concerns within Postcolonial Studies across a range of geographic and disciplinary boundaries, including Area Studies, History, Literature and Cultural Studies.

CfP 7th International Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers', Porto, 28 – 29 April 2017

The 7th International Conference

‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers’


28 – 29 April 2017, Porto, Portugal







Conference Description


USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research - PhD Candidate Fellowships

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2017-2018 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2017-2018 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2017-2018 Inaugural Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.