Empire’s Metropolitan Afterlives

03-07 June 2019, London (United Kingdom)

Dr Michael Collins, UCL History, in association with UCL Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) and the UCL Festival of Culture 2019 will host a two-day workshop for 15 early career researchers (ECRs) working on the history of decolonisation and the post-imperial ‘afterlives’ of empire.

The workshop initiates the development of a European network of young scholars from the former colonial metropoles of London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, working on historical perspectives on migration history, race and identity, collective memory, national identity and the ‘post-imperial’ condition, exchanging perspectives on methodologies, concepts and archival sources across national boundaries.

ECHOES Postdoctoral Researcher, Csilla Ariese will present a paper entitled ‘Amplifying Voices: Engaging and Disengaging with Colonial Pasts in Amsterdam’ while Liz Buettner will be delivering a keynote lecture ‘The Colonial Past of Postcolonial EUrope’ – which will feature as part of the UCL Festival of Culture 2019.