Theorizing the Portuguese Colonial Experience

The workshop “Theorizing the Portuguese Colonial Experience. Images, History, Power” will take place on 16-17 June, at Companhia das Culturas in Castro Marim, Algarve. This closed workshop is designed as an informal brainstorming meeting in dialogue with the work of Professor Ann Laura Stoler, under the following common, general, issues: What are the mutual interferences, tensions, productivities, silences, ignorances, gaps, influences between the empirical and conceptual specificities of studying the Portuguese empire, and the wider international literature on the colonial and post-colonial? How, in short, does the study of the Portuguese colonial experience interfere with old and emerging theories of colonialism and post-colonialism? 

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Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination

On the 14th June, Professor Ann Laura Stoler (The New School for Social Research) will be at the University of Lisbon to discuss her recent edited volume Imperial Deris: On Ruins and Ruination (Duke University Press, 2013), in an activity co-organized with the project Deslocalizar a Europa (Centre for Comparative Studies, FLUL).

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Letters, Amphitheater IV, between 17h-19h.

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