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27 April 2015

Conference: China's Seapower in Perspective: The Historical and Cultural Dimension.

This one-day workshop was organised by Dr Basil Germond from the University of Lancaster and funded by the Pierre du Bois Foundation. The conference contributed to the ongoing academic debate on China's (seemingly growing) seapower by demonstrating that current developments in Chinese seapower cannot be fully understood without references to the cultural dimension of seapower, notably the history of China's maritime culture.


7 and 8 May 2015

Conference: States and Terrorism, An Ambivalent Relationship.

The conference was organised by Professor Jussi Hanhimäki and Dr Bernhard Blumenau of the Graduate Insitute.

For more information, please have a look at the conference programme by clicking here and read the conference summary by clicking here.


5 and 6 November 2015

Conference: A Luta Continua, 40 years later: Entangled Histories and Legacies of Empire in Southern Africa.

The conference took place in Johannesburg at the French Institute of South Africa and was supported by the Pierre du Bois Foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Cinemateca Portuguesa, the French Institute of South Africa, and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).

The conference examined the histories and living legacies of the Portuguese empire in Southern Africa, 40 years after decolonization. It  encouraged historians to debate the entangled trajectories of the region, in the past, present, and future. The conference furthermore invited scholars from the social sciences and humanities to reassess the Southern African postcolonial condition in its complex manifestations.

Please have a look at the Conference website by clicking here.


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