Comparing Colonialism: Beyond Modern Exceptionalism
Colonial expansion is a common, nearly universal phenomenon in human history. Though colonialism has shaped the modern world in many ways, it is not limited to modernity.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore varieties of colonialism throughout history and to uncover their common features. The organizers strongly encourage the submission of paper proposals on pre-modern and/or non- Western forms of colonialism. But, by comparing different areas, periods, and forms of colonial expansion and rule, the conference will also examine the (possibly) unique characteristics of modern European expansion.
Paper proposals should not be longer than 500 words. The deadline for submission is 30 September 2018.
Paper proposal together with a short CV as e-mail attachments should be sent to:
Invited and confirmed speakers:
Prof Hans-Joachim Gehrke
Prof Wolfgang Reinhard
Prof Klaus Schlichte
Prof George Steinmetz
Prof. Axel Paul,
Dr. Matthias Leanza
Seminar für Soziologie, Universität Basel
Petersgraben 27, CH-4056 Basel