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International Conference: Colonialism as Shared History. Past, Present, Future.

07. - 09. Oktober

Bettina Brockmeyer, University of Erlangen, Rebekka Habermas, University of Göttingen and Ulrike Lindner, University of Cologne in co-operation with the Gerda Henkel Foundation and with support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Berlin (digital conference)


Africa’, ‘Asia’ and ‘Oceania’ are no longer objects of European history and European decision-making. In the post-colonial age of globalization, we are facing an era of ever closer political, economic, social and cultural interdependence, but also strong ruptures in societies around the world. In order to better shape our future together, we also need to come to a common understanding of our history – in the sense of a shared history, although not necessarily assessed equally in all parts. We need political, cultural and academic exchanges, including disputes about the colonial past in order to come to a better mutual understanding of our colonial history and of the strong roots of racism. 

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