ANN: Conference “Confronting the colonial past! ‚Askari‘, Lettow-Vorbeck and Hamburg’s entangled (post-)colonial legacies“, University of Hamburg, 28/2/2018 – 2/3/2018

(Draft version. Please visit the conference website for the latest version of the programme: https://www.kolonialismus.uni-hamburg.de/confronting-the-colonial-past/)

Wednesday 28/2/2018

12:00 – 13:30 Registration

13:30 – 14:00 Opening of Conference

  • Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer (University of Hamburg)

14:00 – 16:00 Panel I: Contributions

Conference report: "Decolonization and the Politics of Wildlife in Africa"

The establishment of European colonial rule on the African continent not only involved the colonization of nature, but essentially meant colonization through nature. But in how far did decolonization across Africa south of the Sahara equally affect the sphere of ecology and relationships between humans and wildlife? Have Africa’s wild animals ever been decolonized?

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