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: public health and society in Latin America and the Caribbean, 6-9 July 2016, UWI St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

This three day conference is designed to explore the complex relationship between public health and Latin American and Caribbean societies from the colonial to the present era. As the third leg of a series of international workshops on the history of public health policies and practice in these regions, it will focus on the engagement of medical personnel, policy makers, health agencies and the public in relation to the evolution of public health perspectives, regulations and implementation.

CfP for the Panel: Art as Cultural Diplomacy, Prague, 27 – 28 November 2015

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

As part of the Fourth Euroacademia International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’ to be held at Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic, 27-28 November 2015

CfP: Cold War Economics Workshop: the Theory and Practice of Development in Historical Perspective, December 2015

Call for papers: ‘Cold War Economics: the Theory and Practice of Development in Historical Perspective’

Monday 14 December – Tuesday 15 December, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK