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: Flight and Migration (Freiburg, 11-13 Jan 2017)

Flight and Migration
Intercultural Philosophical Perspectives
6th Intercultural Interdisciplinary Colloquium

polylog: Forum for Intercultural Philosophy
In cooperation with the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg
and the Forum Scientiarum at the University of Tübingen

Freiburg i. Br. (Germany), 11–13 January 2017
Deadline for abstracts: 5 August 2016

CFP "Many Cold Wars: Re-conceptualizing the Post-WWII World" for The Esboços Special Issue

The Esboços

Call for Papers

Special Issue:

"Many Cold Wars: Re-conceptualizing the Post-WWII World"


Sidnei J. Munhoz (Universidade Estadual de Maringá/ Brown University)

Masuda Hajimu (National University of Singapore)

Special Issue Aim and Theme Description:

Journal of West African History Launch Conference: “The State of the Field and New Directions,” East Lansing Marriott at University Place, April 8-9, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the Journal of West African History (JWAH) launch conference. This free two-day conference will take place at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, East Lansing, Michigan from April 8-9, 2016; and will bring together seminal scholars and students of West African History, to elucidate the region’s role in world affairs, the cultural linkages between West Africa and its Diaspora, as well as the impact of globalization on this western portion of the African continent.

CFP: "Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent" MLA Panel (Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017)

CFP: "Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent"

MLA Special Session (Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017)


This non-guaranteed, MLA special seeks papers that examine how literary and audiovisual works articulate dissent by operating at different national tempos, challenging the global synchronicity that dominates the contemporary occasion.

Potential participants may consider, among others, the following topics and issues: