Development and Colonialism
To mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade, the International Development and Governance (IDG) research group has organised a series of summer seminars. These events explore the interconnections between abolition, development and colonialism and the continuing relevance of these unfinished projects in shaping the present.
Dr Matt Merefield, Department of Politics
1. Liberalism and Emergency: Thursday April 26th, 4-6pm
- Richard Sheldon, Department of Historical Studies, Bristol, Development, Poverty and Famines: The Record of British Empire
- Beate Jahn, Department of Politics and International Relations, Sussex, Liberalism and Empire
2. Legacies of Colonialism: Thursday May 24th, 4-6pm
- Henrik Aspergren, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, The Politics Machine: development practice and the politics of welfare, colonial Bombay1920-40
- John Stuart, Department of Modern British History, Kingston, The ‘Oversea Service’ idea in the 1950s.
3. Contemporary Interventions and Liberal Peace: Wednesday June 20th, 4-6pm
- Eric Herring, Department of Politics, Bristol, Peace Building Without Peace: Iraq, Counter-Insurgency and Economic Reconstruction
- Suthaharan Nadrajah, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, Sri Lanka: Assisting the Liberal Peace.
The IDG group would thank the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) and the Centre for the Study of Colonialism and Post-Colonial Societies for their generous support.