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CFP: Colonial Cities in Global Perspective (Saint-Louis, Senegal, December 10-12, 2018)

The Global History Network, the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and the Institute of Advanced Study in Saint-Louis, seek papers for a conference on Colonial Cities in Global Perspective, to be held in Saint-Louis, Senegal, from December 10-12, 2018. For over four centuries, the colonial city served as…

What We’re Reading This Week

COLLIN BERNARD

Tariq Ali and David Edgar, “That Was The Year That Was,” LRB.

Stathis Kouvelakis, “Borderland: Greece and the EU’s Southern Question,” New Left Review.

John Foot, “Closing the Asylums,” Jacobin.

Karoline Kan, “A Chinese Town’s Deep Bonds With Japan Bring Wealth and Hatred
Image,” New York Times.

Ian Cobain, “UK government trying to block release of files exposing Gaddafi links,” The Guardian.

Corey Robin, “The Erotic Professor,” The Chronicle.

SEAN PHILLIPS

Tracy Ireland, “How Captain Cook Became A Contested National Symbol,”The Conversation.

Dario di Rosa & Nicholas Hoare [in conversation], “Microstoria, Pacific History, and the Question of Scale: 2 or 3 Things That We Should Know About Them according to Dario Di Rosa,” The Journal of Pacific History Facebook Page.

Daniel Fernandez, “The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milk,” Smithsonian Magazine.

Tim Whitmarsh, “Black Achilles,” Aeon.

Patrick Roger, “En Nouvelle-Calédonie, le «destin commun » apparaît comme une bien lointaine chimère,” Le Monde.

MARTIN CREVIER

Rohan Deb Roy, “The Untold Story of Modern Science Is One of Empire and Colonial Exploitation,” Quartz.

Allison Miller, “The Story of the Multigraph Collective,” American Historical Association.

Robinson Meyer, “Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice,” The Atlantic.

Pinar Bilgin, “How to Globalize IR?,” E-International Relations.

MEGHNA CHAUDHURI

Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, “How the Chicken Nugget Became the True Symbol of Our Era,” The Guardian.

Jacob Mikanowski, “A Silver Thread: Islam in Eastern Europe,” LA Review of Books.

Anjali Kamat, “Political Corruption and the Art of the Deal,” The New Republic.

Jonathan Sturgeon, “Dispatches from the American Gray Zone,” The Baffler.

Two PhD Fellowships in Global History (Freie Universität Berlin)

The Emmy Noether Research Group Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century invites applications for two fully-funded PhD positions. Successful candidates will be part of the Center for Global History at Freie Universität Berlin. The Emmy Noether Research Group Reaching the People seeks to investigate the role of mass communication in…

Reintegrating Apartheid into Post-War Global History: An Interview with Jamie Miller

John Vorster meets with President Hastings Banda during his state visit to Malawi in 1970. Source: Jamie Miller, An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and its Search for Survival (OUP, 2016).

In 1975, South African Prime Minister John Vorster met with Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda at Victoria Falls. The purpose of the meeting? To end white rule in Rhodesia.

This is not how we usually picture apartheid South Africa. But it sits at the heart of the story told by Jamie Miller in An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and its Search for Survival (OUP, 2016). During an interview that lasted several hours, Miller spoke of the importance of taking self-conceptions of apartheid seriously, of historicizing decolonization in all its messy contradictions, and of the role of anticommunism in this history. He also elaborated on the process of writing the book: on his experiences interviewing former apartheid leaders and the ethics of entering the apartheid worldview.

Jamie Miller is a  Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a masters and doctorate from the University of Cambridge and has previously been a Fox Predoctoral International Fellow at Yale University, a Visiting Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University. An African Volk is his first book.

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