Mimesis and the Government of Difference

3733122-0 (1)The conference “Mimesis and the Government of Difference. New Perspectives on the Portuguese Colonial Empire” will take place on 31 May-1 June, at Birbeck College, University of London. The conference is co-organized by the research projects “Colonial Mimesis in Lusophone Asia and Africa” and “The Government of Difference. Political Imagination in the Portuguese Empire (1496-1961), and will bring together historians, law historians and anthropologists to discuss new researches about the portuguese colonial empire.

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We have now added a new section, providing a bibliography of published works related with the concept of mimesis and its influence in history and theory. The list was compiled by the team members and we tried to provide a broad outlook, collecting works from different theoretic and historiographical traditions. Please note that this bibliography is still a work-in-progress and is in draft form. We hope to keep adding new and more diverse publications during the term of the project.

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We have updated the publications section of the website. You will now be able to find a list of the most recent publications by the team members, with the online version of some articles, chapters and working papers associated with the project. You are free to use and cite them, provided that you refer to them correctly, as explained on the front page of each paper.

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