CFP: After Socialism: Forgotten Legacies and Possible Futures in Africa and Beyond (Bayreuth, 13-14 October 2017)

Recent scholarship has productively revisited the history of socialism in the postcolonial world from various angles to reassess its historical dimensions and significance. This workshop builds on this scholarship with the aim of pushing this broad investigation further. It seeks to explore the intellectual transformations that have occured since the end of “scientific”, “African” or “Arab” socialisms – political ideologies that were once confident, but have since faded. … More CFP: After Socialism: Forgotten Legacies and Possible Futures in Africa and Beyond (Bayreuth, 13-14 October 2017)

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CFP: Heritage as Revolution – First as Tragedy, then as Farce? (Cambridge, 6 May 2017)

  From the French Revolution in the eighteenth century, to the communist revolutions in the twentieth century in Russia, China and Cuba, to the Kurdish and Arab revolutions in the twenty-first century, heritage has been in the crosshairs of aspirations to change and utopian constructions of possible futures. Thus, beyond iconoclastic violence, the post-revolutionary moment … More CFP: Heritage as Revolution – First as Tragedy, then as Farce? (Cambridge, 6 May 2017)