Workshop Series

"After the Postcolonial Turn: Global Perspectives" (2012-2013)
Inaugurating the new series Institutes Global Connections

On the premise that post-colonialism (the theory and scholarly practice) and post-coloniality (the historical condition) have both reached a new stage, this series of informal workshop-discussions compared the specificities of colonial histories across the globe in order to identify commonalities and differences toward the goal of a new conceptualization of those all-too-well-worn words: colonialism and empire.

All events took place in International Affairs Building, Room 918.

September 19

"Empire in East Asia I"
Louise Young, University of Wisconsin, History
Discussant: Hyun Ok Park, York University, Sociology
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

October 11

"Empire in the Middle East"
Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University, History
Discussant: Victoria de Grazia, Columbia University, History

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

November 30

"Empire in Africa"
Change to the original program series - please note new speaker and discussants
Charles Piot, Duke University, Anthropology
Discussants: Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University, History and Political Science; Marc Edelman, Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

February 8

"Empire in East Asia II"
Mark Driscoll, University of North Carolina, Cultural Studies
Discussant: Anupama Rao, Barnard College, History
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

March 1

"Empire in Latin America"
Greg Grandin, New York University, History
Discussant: Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Columbia University, Anthropology & Gender Studies
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

April 11

"Empire in Southeast Asia"
James Scott, Yale University, Political Science
Discussant: John Coatsworth, Columbia University, History
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM