Education and Empire: The Sixth Galway Conference on Colonialism

Education and Empire: The Sixth Galway Conference on Colonialism

National University of Ireland, Galway
From - Until
24.06.2010 - 26.06.2010
Bateman, Fiona

Continuing in the tradition of Colonialism Conferences at NUI Galway, we are delighted to announce that the sixth conference in the series – Education and Empire – will take place in Galway from 24th to 26th June 2010.

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to explore the role of education in shaping, promoting, and challenging imperial and colonial ideologies, institutions and processes throughout the modern world. We invite papers from every discipline and suggested topics may be found in the Call for Papers.

Since this conference is being in part funded through a grant provided by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences to an inter-university group to explore the relationship between empire and higher education in Ireland, a strand of the conference will explore the particularity of Irish institutions of higher education in shaping the above processes, and of the role of higher education in shaping Ireland’s ambiguous coloniality.

Details regarding registration and reserved accommodation will be posted soon, and general practical information about accommodation and transport is available at links on this website. Participants are responsible for the conference fee (amount to be confirmed) and the cost of their travel and accommodation.

We look forward to welcoming back old friends to Galway and meeting new ones.



It is our pleasure to confirm Professor John Coolahan, Professor Sanjay Seth, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Professor Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University, New York, as the plenary speakers.

Timothy P. Foley, Lionel Pilkington, Sean Ryder and Elizabeth Tilley (eds), Gender and Colonialism. Galway University Press: 1995.

Máire Ní Fhlathúin (ed), The Legacy of Colonialism: Gender and Cultural Identity in Postcolonial Societies. Galway University Press: 1998.

Terrence McDonough (ed), Was Ireland A Colony? Economics, Politics and culture in Nineteenth Century Ireland. Irish Academic Press: 2005.

Tadhg Foley and Maureen O’Connor (eds), Ireland and India: Colonies, Culture and Empire. Irish Academic Press: 2006.

Fiona Bateman and Lionel Pilkington (eds), Studies in Settler Colonialism. Palgrave Macmillan: forthcoming.

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