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CFP, Postcolonial Justice

Divulgamos o Call for Panels e Papers para a Conferência ‘Postcolonial Justice’ a realizar-se em Postdam e Berlim, 29 maio – 1 de junho de 2014.

Envio até 30 de novembro. Mais informações aqui:

Conferência “Musical and Other Cultural Responses to Political Violence in Latin America”

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Divulgamos a chamada de comunicações aberta até 15 de agosto de 2013 para a Conferência Musical and Other Cultural Responses to Political Violence in Latin America, a realizar-se no dia 6 de dezembro na Universidade de  Manchester, Inglaterra.


Supported by the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts and Languages (CIDRAL).

Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Lazzara (University of California, Davis), author of Chile in Transition: The Poetics and Politics of Memory (2006).

Music, literature, theatre, cinema and other cultural expressions have long been intertwined with violence in Latin America. In the case of music, songs linked to the Shining Path guerrilla insurrection in Peru, chants sung during Venezuelan rallies by both supporters and opponents of chavismo, the emergence of the genre narcocorridos in Mexico, and pieces played by political prisoners and agents in detention and torture centres in Pinochet’s Chile offer examples of the many ways it can function in the context of violence: as a form of indoctrination and tool to abuse human rights, as a means to encourage and propagate political conflicts, aggression and social disruption, or as a survival tactic to resist violence and overcome traumatic situations, among other roles. Literature, theatre, cinema and other cultural expressions might assume similar functions. As John Blacking observes in How Musical is Man? (1973), “It sometimes happens that remarkable cultural developments can take place in societies in which man’s humanity is progressively abused, restricted, and disregarded. This is because cultural development can reach a stage where it is almost mechanically self-generative.”

This interdisciplinary conference will explore functions played by music and other cultural expressions in contexts of political violence in Latin America. The event is part of the Levehulme project ‘Sounds of Memory: Music and Political Captivity in Pinochet’s Chile’ at the University of Manchester. We welcome proposals from any area of the humanities and social sciences, particularly those dealing with anniversaries or events relating to state violence taking place in 2013, including the fortieth anniversary of the onset of the Chilean and Uruguayan dictatorships, the fifteenth anniversary of Pinochet’s detention in London, the genocide sentence against former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and the death of the Argentinean ‘Dirty War’ criminal Jorge Rafael Videla. Papers prompting reflection on processes of memorialisation and reconciliation, as well as the continuing legacies of past regimes and those who opposed them, will be especially welcome. Themes to be addressed in the conference include, but are not limited to:

– human rights violations

– migration and exile

– testimony

– censorship

– political activism

– memory and post-memory

– nostalgia

– commemoration

– reconciliation and healing

– public space

– mediatic representations

– research ethics and methodologies

The working language of the conference will be English. Papers should last no longer than 20 minutes, including audio and visual illustrations. Abstracts of 250–300 words should be sent to the conference organiser, Katia Chornik ( by 15 August 2013. Speakers will be notified of their acceptance or otherwise by 1st September.

“Archaeology of Practices of Philosophy in Africa”, Conferência de Valentin Y. Mudimbe

Divulgamos a Conferência de Valentin Y. Mudimbe (Duke University) decorrer no dia 18, pelas 15.30h, no Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra.

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After the Empires – Reflections of European Colonialism in a Globalized World

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Decorreu a conferência ‘After the Empires’ na Universidade de Roskilde, Dinamarca, de 29 a 31 de maio. Ficam aqui algumas fotografias do encontro, onde participaram alguns elementos do gaiepc: Cristina Sá Valentim, Inês Nascimento, Maurício Hashizume e Vico Melo.


History, Postcolonialism and Tradition

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Divulgamos a Conferência Internacional da Associação de Estudos Pós-Coloniais (PSA) intitulada History, Postcolonialism and Tradition a realizar-se na Universidade de Kingston (Inglaterra) de 12 a 13 de Setembro de 2013.

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After the Empires – Reflections of European Colonialism in a Globalized World

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Divulgamos a Conferência Internacional After the Empires – Reflections of European Colonialism in a Globalized World a realizar-se na Universidade de Roskilde, Dinamarca, de 29 a 31 de Maio de 2013.

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O Programa:

Session 1

Session 2

Colonialism, Representation and the Literary Imaginary

Race, Whiteness and European Identities


 European Revenants, Chinese Remains Lynda Ng, Oxford University

Omino bianco. Images of Blackness and Whiteness in contemporary (postcolonial) Italy (2010-2012)­ Gaia Giuliani, Bologna University

Postcolonial Central Europe. Domination and subordination. The example of Poland Monika Popow, University of Gdansk The functionality of racist constructions Andrea Wierich, Berlin


Writing back or Littérature monde?  Responses from a few Francophone writers to “la condition postcoloniale”­ Heidi Bojsen, Roskilde University

What does a ‘native point of view’ mean in a Danish colonial context?Linda Lund Pedersen, LSE, London

El “niño grande” africano en el imaginario de la cooperación: Fuentes coloniales y usos contemporáneos Inés Plasencia Camps, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

The Jewel in the National Crown? The English NHS as an affective association, institutional fantasies and postcolonial hauntings in neoliberal times Shona Hunter, Leeds University

Session 3

Session 4

Nation, Exhibitions, Museums and Representation

Metodologías decoloniales

Coloniality of knowledge and Torture in Latin America: Some Notes about Torture Museums in Germany Beatriz Junqueira Lage Carbone, Goethe University, Frankfurt

 Experiencias de Video Comunitario en América Latina: hacia un giro decolonialIván Lara, Universidad de Granada


Exhibitions in the Postcolonial Age: Seville ’92 and Lisbon ’98 Andreia Sarabando, Minho University, Braga



La Carta de Principios Éticos de Investigación Decolonial Julia Suárez-Krabbe, Roskilde University

Immeuble par destination? Belgian law and the transparency of public space in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, TervurenKimberly Larkin, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Royal Museum for Central Africa

Experiencia de Investigación Acción Participativa Feminista (IAPF) como metodología útil para procesos de descolonización de conocimientos y cuerpos Helga Flamtermesky, Autonomous University Barcelona


Session 5

Session 6

Fanon and his Aftermath

Language, Power and the Postcolonial

L’imaginaire colonial et post-colonial dans le paradigme théorique Djamel Benkrid, Université Paris VIII


Why is France so ill at ease with postcolonial theories? – Nicolas Di Méo, Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3


Phélix Mora and the Metaphors of Empire Taoufiq Sakhkhane, Fes-Sais University  Who speaks the Lusophone Community? – Elena Brugioni, Minho University, Braga
‘Translation as a place of loss’ – A study of the translations of Fanon’s Peau noire, masques blancs and their role in Anglophone postcolonial studies Sarah Blaney, University of Warwick


Dialogo entre Fanon y M. Merleau-Ponty, hacia la decolonizaciòn linguistica de los sujetos coloniales – Ugo Castellani 

Session 7

Session 8

Space, Place and Mediations

Coloniality of Power, the Local and the Global

Media Discourses and Postcolonial Realities in the Sahel Alice Brown, Université Paris VII Diderot


La reproducción de las prácticas imperialistas y el pueblo Mapuche – Milton Amonacid, Roskilde University


University, European cultures of land ownership and their postcolonial heritage in New Zealand. Exploring the material consequence of social divisons of space Andreas Aagaard Christensen, Copenhagen University, Stig Roar Svenningsen, Roskilde University



Gender, development and the coloniality of power: targeting “third world men” in development discourse Nanna Kirstine Leets Hansen, Roskilde University

Entre a Teoria e a História das Relações Internacionais: a invisibilidade do colonialismo e as críticas teóricas Vico Dênis Sousa de Melo, Center of Social Studies, Coimbra University

Facing colonialities. “Lessons” from the experience of the Bolivian Katarista movement – Mauricio Hashizume, Center of Social Studies, Coimbra University


Session 9

Session 10

Embodied Colonialism, Race and the Public Sphere

The Home-Grown Other: Domestic European Colonisation

Staging the Afterlife of Empire: British National  Identity in the Age of Global Terror Sunera Thobani, University of British Columbia



Postcolonial Scotland Jessica Homberg-Schramm, Cologne University

The Islamic veil as an ethnic marker: stigmatization of the veil wearing women in postcolonial France Nuria Álvarez Agüí, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Amnesia, conflicts and locations in Danish – Greenlandic colonial relationsAstrid Andersen, Copenhagen


Queer Spaces in Lan Yu and East Palace, West Palace Zoran Pecic, Roskilde University

Towards a postcolonial history of Italian Mezzogiorno Carmine Conelli, University “L’Orientale” Naples

Session 11

Session 12

Performance, the Visual and the Decolonial

Literature, Popular culture and Anticolonial Aesthetics

 Descolonizando prácticas artísticas feministasLucia de Las Casas Flórez, Madrid Colonial ghosts, specters and skeletons: revisiting Conceição Lima’s poems Inês Nascimento Rodrigues, Center of Social Studies, Coimbra University


 El valor del arte originario Alex Opazo, Skolen for Moderne Dans


Folklores of Lunda. Popular Culture, Domination and Resistance in Colonial Lunda, Angola (1950-1960) Cristina Sá Valentim, CRIA/Center of Social Studies, Coimbra University

Session 13

Session 14

Postcolonialism, Anticolonialism and the Literary Imaginary

Coloniality in Europe


Writing back, to Africa: Marie Ndiaye and the FrenchMads Anders Baggesgaard, Aarhus University

Utopía de la praxis, democracia, Justicia y Dignidad: (Des)colonizando los derechos desde Nuestra Andalucía Javier Garcia, Grupo de Estudios Descoloniales del Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores

Memories and representations of the colonial experience in Italian literature Silvia Caserta, University of Macerata


‘El moro’ – Discovering the coloniality of the contemporary Spanish/Catalan State and its colonial subjects Martin Lundsteen, Barcelona University

Le postcolonial à travers deux écrivains contemporains : Tassadit Imache et Mounsi, tentative d’absorption d’une contre-culture? Florence Lhote

Estrategias de colonialidad y experiencias decoloniales en la península ibérica Curro Moreno