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08:45 - 18:30 9 June 2014

Britain, France and Africa: legacies, entanglements and cultural trajectories of decolonization and beyond


South Wing G12 Common Room | 49-51 Gordon Square (link Map)
London | WC1H 0PN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Michael Collins, UCL
Martin Shipway, Birkbeck

The legacies of colonialism are as hotly debated as the struggle for independence was contested. Cultural, political and financial entanglement remained long after 1960 in a hazily defined ‘postcolonial moment’ which has coloured our interpretation of these events. This conference will try to tease out these transnational bonds, articulating the mindsets, beliefs and perceptions which governed the contested decolonization process for Britain and France. The reality of different aims, different beliefs and different modernities did not belie common features which linked this process across time and continents.

For registration please email andrew.wm.smith@ucl.ac.uk

All are welcome, though please do let us know your affiliation or interest in the conference as part of your email.


Andrew WM Smith
+44 (0)20 3108 1144 | andrew.wm.smith@ucl.ac.uk


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