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Appel à communications – Workshop on « Colonialism and education »

Lieu: Florence
Date: 26 octobre 2017
Date limite de soumission: 20 avril 2017

In recent years, education has received renewed attention from historians interested in nineteenth- and twentieth-century colonial contexts. The workshop hopes to bring together a group of around ten scholars working on diverse geographical, religious and cultural contexts, which will enable a discussion on which approaches and methods are regarded as most fruitful for researchers across the field of colonial history. Apart from historians working on ‘overseas’ European colonies, we also strongly encourage scholars of the European land empires and other colonial/imperial political constellations to apply.

Topics and themes may include:
– Theoretical reflections on age, gender and education in a colonial context
– Methodological issues and source material related to colonial education
– Oral histories about children’s and teachers’ experiences
– Discourses of ‘modernity’ and ‘tradition’ in relation to education
– Family life and domesticity in colonial education
– The relationship between education, gender and the marriage market
– Education as a preparation for paid labour
– Colonial education, charity and its gendered aspects

To apply, please send an abstract of around 500 words and a short biographical note to kirsten.kamphuis [at] eui.eu by 20 April 2017. Applicants will be notified of the decision in May.