CFS: The Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop

The Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop is currently inviting abstract submissions for the Spring and Summer terms of the 2015 academic year. The workshop was established in 2008, to provide a forum for postgraduates and new researchers to meet and present their work in an informal environment. Seminars run on a bi-weekly basis at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), intercalated with Imperial and World History (

 We invite proposals for papers or panels on any aspect of colonial or postcolonial history. We particularly welcome proposals that address specific methodological, interdisciplinary or theoretical concerns. Potential themes for papers, panels or discussions might include, but are not limited to:

  • Methodology and current issues in colonial/postcolonial studies
  • Environment, social and spatial landscapes
  • Media, literature and literary imaginations as historical sources
  • Performance and representation
  • Bodies, health, and welfare
  • Family, kinship, childhood, and memory
  • Sexualities, genders, and intimacies
  • Borders, encounters, conflict zones
  • Diasporas, migration and metropole-colony transactions
  • Labour, commodities, and consumption
  • Transnational comparisons/comparative empires
  • Nationalism, minorities and the State

Anyone interested in presenting their work, whether finished pieces or works in progress, is encouraged to submit an abstract of between 250-350 words to Abstracts should be submitted by no later than 31 October 2014. Decisions will be made in early November. 

For further details on our programme please visit the Imperial and World History Seminar page on the IHR website at: