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: The 6th Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 23 – 25 November 2017, Lucca, Italy


The 6th Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again


23 - 25 November 2017, Lucca, Italy

Agora Cultural Centre


Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15th of September 2017

Early Bird Deadline: 15th of August 2017


CfP: Alterity and the Research Imagination Conference ( Lisbon, 25-26 January 2018)

Preoccupation with theories and practices of representation and othering, across the breadth of various genres and disciplines, has moved forward debates about positioning in research and modes of constructing and producing knowledge. In Meatless Days (1989), a vivid memoir of her girlhood in postcolonial Pakistan, Sara Suleri Goodyear deplores being regarded as an “otherness machine”—a concern Kwame Anthony Appiah (1991) shares in his famous critique of postcolonial literature, culture and critical studies.

New Open Access Book: Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa: Future Imperfect?

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Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa: Future Imperfect?

Edited by Andrew W.M. Smith and Chris Jeppesen

CFP CAA 2018 Session: Agnotology of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art

When the first exhibitions of contemporaneous art from the Middle East were presented to North American and European audiences in the last decades of the twentieth century, the absence of knowledge about Middle Eastern art on the part of those educated in North American and European schools became obvious. This panel is an attempt to systematize the gaps in our knowledge.