Britain, France & Africa: Legacies, Entanglements and Cultural Trajectories of Decolonization and Beyond
8.45am– 6.30pm on Monday 9th June, 2014 in South Wing G12 Common Room,
The legacies of colonialism are as hotly debated as the struggle for independence was contested. Cultural, political and financial entanglement remained long after 1960 in a hazily defined ‘postcolonial moment’ which has coloured our interpretation of these events. This conference will try to tease out these transnational bonds, articulating the mindsets, beliefs and perceptions which governed the contested decolonization process for Britain and France. The reality of different aims, different beliefs and different modernities did not belie common features which linked this process across time and continents.
This site is intended to serve as a central point for information relating to the Conference. There is no charge for attendance, though our numbers are limited by available space. Please Register in advance if you would like to attend.
This Conference was made possible by the support of J-FIGS, UCL History and the Royal Historical Society: