Colonialism, Imperialism, and the Colonial Aftermath (1990-1992)

French Equatorial Africa, circa 1948 and 1955, diamonds

During the academic years 1990/91 and 1991/92, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies focused on the problem of colonialism, imperialism, and the colonial aftermath.

Topics Included:

  • Imperial legitimation
  • Student unrest
  • Diaspora
  • Mission civilisatrice and justifications for colonialism
  • Conversion
  • Civil war
  • Imperial power
  • Slavery and emancipation
  • Usury and corruption
  • Nationalism
  • Feminism
  • Alterity
  • Religious revolts

Davis Center Fellows

1990-1991

  • Joan Dayan, Queen's College
  • David Hardiman, University of London
  • John M. Hart, University of Houston
  • Michael Osborne, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Richard Rathbone, University of London
  • Gayarti Chakravorty Spivak, University of Pittsburgh

1991-1992

  • Shahid Amin, University of Delhi
  • Leonard Blusse van Oud-Alblas, Leiden University
  • Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, Universite Paris-7
  • Richard Elphick, Wesleyan University
  • Steven Feierman, University of Florida
  • Zachary Lockman, Harvard University
  • Richard Price