XXIV IHC's Summer Course: "1956: Empires under Tension"

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Type: 
Summer Program
Date: 
September 22, 2016 to September 23, 2016
Location: 
Portugal
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Contemporary History, European History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Political Science

Keeping up with tradition, on September the IHC starts the school year by organising a Summer Course open to all the community!

This year, the subject will be "1956: Empires under Tension", in a course coordinated by Fernando Rosas, Pedro Aires Oliveira, and Rui Aballe Vieira.

The course will discuss the major international issues that exerted a decisive influence on world politics from the second half of the fifties onwards. The year of 1956 serves as milestone, with talks focusing on three main subjects: the Cold War, the Decolonization process and the emerging European project.

The programme will cover the following thematic sections: the Suez Crisis and its sequels in the Third World and the anti-colonial movements; the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and its worldwide impact; the invasion of Hungary by the Warsaw Pact; the process leading to the birth of the EEC; the repercussions of such events in Portugal and its colonial dominions.

The course brings together young researchers and established scholars in their fields and will have as keynote-speakers Martin Evans (University of Sussex) and Robert McNamara (University of Ulster).

 

Registration is open on this link with a fee of 10€; however, it is free for New University of Lisbon students and IHC researchers.

 

See the programme below or download the PDF here.

 

PROGRAMME

22nd SEPTEMBER

I. THE SUEZ CRISIS AND ITS EFFECTS IN THE THIRD WORLD AND THE ANTI-COLONIAL MOVEMENTS

MORNING

Session moderated by Bruno Cardoso Reis (ICS)

10h00-10h40 Opening Session
"France and the Algerian War" - Martin Evans (University of Sussex)

10h40-11h10
"The independence of Morocco and Spain’s last colonial conflict: the Ifni War" - Rui Aballe Vieira (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

11h10-12h40 Debate

AFTERNOON

Session moderated by Rui Lopes (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

14h30-15h00
"The Suez crisis and the twilight of empire" - Robert McNamara (University of Ulster)

15h00-15h30
"The “Bandung effect” and the Western Colonial Powers" - Pedro Aires Oliveira e Luís Pais Bernardo (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

15h45-16h15
"Nasser, Pan-Arabism and their reception in Sub-Saharan Africa" - Mário Machaqueiro (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

16h15-16h45
"Trajectórias dos nacionalismos africanos lusófonos na década de 1950" - Augusto Nascimento (CH-FLUL)

16h45-17h15 Debate

 

23rd SEPTEMBER

II. THE XX CONGRESS OF THE SPSU AND ITS IMPACT. THE INVASION OF HUNGARY

MORNING

Session moderated by José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro (UM-ICS)

10:00-10:30
"O XX Congresso do PCUS" - José Pacheco Pereira

10:30-11:00
"A URSS, a Hungria e a Polónia" - Carlos Gaspar (IPRI-UNL)

11:00-11:30
"O PCP e o XX Congresso do PCUS: repercussões na Europa do Sul" - João Madeira (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

11h30-12h00 Debate

AFTERNOON

III. THE PROCESS LEADING TO THE BIRTH OF THE EEC. THE SITUATION IN PORTUGAL

Session moderated by Maria Inácia Rezola (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

14:00-14:30
"O ano de 1956 em Portugal" - Fernando Rosas (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

14:30-15:00
"A integração europeia" - António Goucha Soares (GHES-ISEG)

15:00-15:30
"A Democracia-Cristã, a Social-Democracia e o projecto europeu" - Edmundo Alves (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

15:30-16:00 Debate

 

You may also download the course's poster here.

Contact Info: 

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