CFP: British and U.S. Imperialism (1/20/06; 5/15/06-5/18/06)

full name / name of organization: 
empire_at_post.queensu.ca
contact email: 
empire@post.queensu.ca

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON BRITISH AND UNITED STATES IMPERIALISM
IN AFRICA, THE CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO, CANADA

MAY 15-18, 2006

Call for Papers:

We invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of British and/or
American imperialism in Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, and the
Middle East (from the eighteenth century to the present day). Proposals
from all disciplines are welcome, including: History; Politics; Economics;
Language(s) and Literature; Media Studies; Law; Social Science; Gender
Studies; Cultural Studies; Religious Studies; Geography; the Sciences. We
particularly welcome contributions that compare and/or contrast British
and United States policies, practices, and legacies. Areas of interest
include, but are not restricted to, issues of:

• Formal and informal modes of imperialism and colonization
• Environment and resource exploitation
• War, genocide, and humanitarian intervention
• Corporations and the movements of national and global capital
• Mapping and borders
• Labour and class relations
• Public memory (archives, monuments, museums…)
• Race, sex, and gender
• Religion
• Writing and narrative
• Alliances, including political/cultural relations between Britain
    and the United States
• Anti-colonial resistance, revolution, and insurgency

Please send 300-word abstracts to (empire_at_post.queensu.ca) by January 20,
2006.

A conference website will be posted in April at:
http://post.queensu.ca/~empire

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches