CFP: The Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop (IHR)

The Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop is currently inviting abstract submissions for the 2012-13 academic year.

Established in 2008, the workshop is designed to provide a forum for postgraduates and new researchers to gather and present their work in an informal and friendly environment. Seminars run on a bi-weekly basis at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), intercalated with the Imperial and World History series (<>). Papers are generally 25-30 minutes long, followed by discussion.

We welcome papers on any aspect of colonial or postcolonial history, and encourage new and interdisciplinary approaches (eg. anthropology, art, history, geography, literature). Potential paper topics might include, but are not limited to:

Borders, Encounters, Conflict Zones
Family, Kinship, Childhood, and Memory
Bodies, Health, Welfare
Sexualities, Genders, and Intimacies
Indigenous Histories and Encounters
Representation and Performance
Environment, Social and Spatial Landscapes
Diasporas, Migration and Identities
Labour, Commodities, and Consumption
Transnational Comparisons/Comparative Empires
Technological and Scientific Advances (eg. medicine, communications, information exchange)
Caribbean, Latin America, and Afro/Francophone Worlds
Methodology, Current Issues in Colonial/Postcolonial Studies

Anyone interested in presenting their work, whether finished pieces or works in progress, is encouraged to submit an abstract of between
250-350 words to Abstracts should be sent no later than Friday 17 August 2012.

For the first time, this year the IHR is offering to podcast seminars through their website ( If you are interested in having your paper recorded, please indicate with your abstract submission.


The Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Team


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