International Conference – “A Luta Continua, 40 years later”: Entangled Histories and Legacies of Empire in Southern Africa

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International Conference

“A Luta Continua, 40 years later”:

Entangled Histories and Legacies of Empire in Southern Africa

Date: 5-6 November 2015

New Venue: French Institute of South Africa – 1st floor – 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Organizing Institutions: French Institute of South Africa, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER)

Institutional and Financial Support: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Pierre Du Bois Foundation for Current History

Head of the Initiative: Caio Simões de Araújo, International History Department, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Summary of the Initiative:
This international conference will examine the histories and living legacies of the Portuguese empire in Southern Africa, 40 years after decolonization. It will encourage historians to debate the entangled trajectories of the region, in the past, present and future. The conference will furthermore invite scholars from the social sciences and humanities to reassess the Southern African postcolonial condition in its complex manifestations. The term “legacy” is understood in its broadest sense, to indicate the impact decolonization had on the subsequent postcolonial period, but also its material and immaterial heritage, ranging from architecture, literature, cinema, to the arts.

Website of the Conference:  https://alutacontinuaconference.wordpress.com/