CFP: Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop 2021/22

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Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop 2021/22


The Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop is currently inviting abstract submissions for the 2021/22 academic year. The workshop was established in 2008, to provide a forum for postgraduates and new researchers to meet and present their work in an informal environment. Seminars run on a bi-weekly basis at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), intercalated with Imperial and World History ( At present the IHR and the seminar are discussing the form which events will take due to the coronavirus outbreak. It is therefore possible that online meetings utilizing Zoom may continue, but applicants will be updated when decisions regarding in person seminars are made.


We invite proposals for papers or panels/roundtable discussions on any aspect of colonial or postcolonial history from any region of the world. We particularly welcome proposals that address specific methodological, interdisciplinary or theoretical concerns.


Seminars take place on Monday evenings on a fortnightly basis, either at the IHR or utilizing Zoom for online seminars, moderated by the conveners. A full program will be published in early September.


Anyone interested in presenting their work, whether finished pieces or works in progress, is encouraged to submit a title and abstract of between 250-350 words to Similarly, if you wish to submit a proposal for a roundtable discussion, you must provide a title, 250-350 word abstract of the discussion topic and a list of contributors. Roundtables are limited to a maximum of 4 contributors. Abstracts should be submitted by no later than 31st August 2021. Decisions will be made by 6th September.