Empire and Globalization(s): Circulations, Exchanges and Trans-Imperial Cooperation in Africa, 19th-20th Century

Place
Lausanne
Venue
Amphipôle (salle 319), University of Lausanne
Host/Organizer
Damiano Matasci (Université de Lausanne), Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (University of Coimbra)
Date
09.05.2019 - 10.05.2019
By
Damiano Matasci

Over the course of the last few years, the “transnational turn” in the social sciences has inspired a profound renewal of colonial and imperial history (Hedinger, Hée, 2018; Kreienbaum; Kamissek, 2016). A significant body of research has been investigating the dynamics of “imperial globalization” (Thomas, Thompson, 2014), as well as the vast array of “in-between” actors, spaces and institutions that have contributed to connecting countries and colonial territories of the world (Potter, Saha, 2015 ; Barth, Cvetkovski, 2015). Following this decentered approach, the study of the imperial past can offer a “bridge” toward global history and provide original insights into the ideological, institutional and technological mechanisms of contemporary globalization (Akita, 2002).

Bringing together senior researchers and young scholars, this workshop aims to further this debate by focusing on the history of the political, scientific and technical cooperation in European colonial empires in Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will shed light, on the one hand, on the wide range of collaborations that have been established between and beyond colonial administrations, in areas such as health, labor, security, and education, as well as natural and social sciences. On the other hand, the workshop aspires to connect the history of imperialism and internationalism (Bandeira Jerónimo, Monteiro, 2018). Special attention will be given to the role played by transnational actors – such as international organizations and private companies - in the coproduction of knowledge and in structuring “colonial circuits” (Stoler, Cooper, 1997).

Programm

THURSDAY / JEUDI
MAY 9, 2019

13h-13h15 INTRODUCTION

Damiano Matasci (Université de Lausanne), Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (University of Coimbra)

13h15-14h45 THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA : CONNECTIONS AND CIRCULATIONS // LA RUÉE SUR l’AFRIQUE : CONNEXIONS ET CIRCULATIONS
Chair : Romain Chasles (Université de Lausanne)

Matthew Unangst (Jacksonville University), Trans-Imperial Anti-Slavery and Anti-Islam in the 1880s

Delphine Froment (ENS Paris), Collaborer avec ses rivaux. Les soutiens britanniques et zanzibari à la conquête allemande du Kilimandjaro (1889)

Beatriz Serrazina (University of Coimbra), Private Companies in Africa – Knowledge Across the Globe

14h45-15h Coffee break

15h-16h30 TRANS-IMPERIAL COOPERATION AND ALTERNATIVE "COLONIAL CIRCUITS" // COOPÉRATION TRANS-IMPÉRIALE ET "CIRCUITS COLONIAUX » ALTERNATIFS
Chair : Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (University of Coimbra)

Geert Castryck (Leipzig University), The Trans-Imperial Agency of Colonial Officials and Imperial Diplomats at a Time of Imperial Crisis: Informal Exchanges between the Belgian Congo and British East Africa in the 1920s

Marta Grzechnik (Harvard University), Poland and Trans-Imperial Cooperation in Africa in the Interwar Period

Isabell Scheele (Université de Lille), Le Afrika-Handbuch : une coopération européenne et transimpériale pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale

16h30-16h45 Coffee break

16h45-17h30 KEYNOTE Cátia Antunes (University of Leiden), Dominium and Imperium: Building, Expanding, Exploiting and Appropriating Empire

FRIDAY / VENDREDI
MAY 10, 2019

9h-9h45 KEYNOTE Cyrus Schayeg (The Graduate Institute, Geneva), Empire and Globalization(s): Three Spatial Reflections

9h45-10h Coffee break

10h-12h INTERNATIONAL ACTORS AND IMPERIAL ENTANGLEMENTS // ACTEURS INTERNATIONAUX ET EMPIRES
Chair: Naima Maggetti (Université de Genève)

Béatrice Touchelay (Université de Lille), Statistiques coloniales et souveraineté ou les limites de la coopération trans-impériale entre les deux guerres mondiales. France ­– Belgique et SDN, Grande-Bretagne et Empire britannique

José Pedro Monteiro (University of Coimbra), Trustees of Rights: the UN system and the Reframing of Colonial Citizenship and Labour

Lola Wilhelm (The Graduate Institute, Geneva), Nestlé, Colonial Health, and International Organisations in West Africa in the 1950s

Yves Denéchère (Université d’Angers), Le Centre International de l’Enfance en Afrique dans les années 1950 : un acteur de l’internationalisme et de l’impérialisme français

12h-13h30 Lunch

13h30-15h TRANS-IMPERIAL POLITICAL PROJECTS AND ACTIVISM // PROJETS ET ACTIVISMES POLITIQUES TRANS-IMPÉRIAUX
Chair : Alexander Keese (Université de Genève)

Emmanuelle Sibeud (Université Paris 4), La cause des indigènes. Militer pour la protection des indigènes en Afrique de l’ouest dans le premier tiers du XXe siècle

Anne-Isabelle Richard (Leiden University), Eurafrica. Decolonization by Participation ?

Andrea Brazzoduro (Oxford University), The “Damned” of Revolution. Algeria, The Global Civil War and the Western European New Left (1957-1975)

15h-15h15 Coffee break

15h15-16h15 IMPERIAL INTERNATIONALISMS // INTERNATIONALISMES IMPÉRIAUX
Chair : Miles Larmer (Oxford University)

Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (University of Coimbra), Imperial internationalisms, internationalist imperialisms (1920s-1960s)

Damiano Matasci (Université de Lausanne), Moderniser le colonialisme. Institutions inter-impériales et coopération scientifique en Afrique coloniale, 1945-1957

16h15-16h30 Coffee break

16h30-17h30 CONNECTIONS AND CIRCULATIONS IN THE AGE OF DECOLONISATION // CONNEXIONS ET CIRCULATIONS À L’ÂGE DE LA DÉCOLONISATION
Chair : Cyrus Schayeg (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Romain Tiquet (Université de Genève), Du désordre mental à la santé mentale: connexions impériales et transnationales sur le traitement de la folie en Afrique de l’Ouest francophone (années 1940-années 1960)

Miles Larmer (Oxford University), Decolonising’ Comparative Knowledge Production in the Central African Copperbelt

17h30-18h15 CONCLUDING KEYNOTE Alexander Keese (Université de Genève), Learning From the Other Side? Intercolonial Exchanges, Images and Jealousies - and Transborder Flows Between Africans in the Colonial World

Kontakt

Damiano Matasci
Université de Lausanne
Email: damiano.matasci@unil.ch

Citation
Empire and Globalization(s): Circulations, Exchanges and Trans-Imperial Cooperation in Africa, 19th-20th Century, 09.05.2019 – 10.05.2019 Lausanne, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 04.05.2019, <www.connections.clio-online.net/event/id/termine-40206>.
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04.05.2019
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