26.06.2019 Vortragsreihe "Postcolonial Securities"| Anthony Hopkins (University of Cambridge) "Rethinking decolonisation after 1945."| 01. Juli 2019, 16:00 Uhr

01. Juli 2019, 16-18 Uhr

Deutschhausstraße 3, Raum 109


Since the 1960s studies of decolonisation have concentrated on explaining the end of formal colonial rule in Africa and Asia. This talk will suggest that the focus needs to be enlarged to include parts of the world that are currently outside the conventional framework of debate. The argument will be illustrated by examples from the British Dominions, the United States, and China, and placed in the context of the changing character of globalisation after World War II.

Antony Hopkins is Emeritus Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History at the University of Cambridge and an Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He has worked on the economic history of Africa, the history of the United States, European colonialism and globalisation. His publications include British Imperialism, 1688-2015 (together with P.J. Cain) and American Empire: A Global History (2018).

Der Vortrag ist Teil einer Vortragsreihe über „Postcolonial Securities“, die Prof. Thorsten Bonacker (FB 03, Zentrum für Konfliktforschung) und Prof. Benedikt Stuchtey (FB 06) am Sonderforschungsbereich „Dynamiken der Sicherheit“ organisieren.