call for papers: the sixth galway conference on colonialism: education and empire


Following on from the Fifth Galway Conference on Colonialism (dedicated to settler colonialism), this conference is concerned with education. From their website:

Continuing in the tradition of Colonialism Conferences at NUI Galway, we are delighted to announce that the sixth conference in the series –  Education and Empire – will take place in Galway from 24th to 26th June 2010.

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to explore the role of education in shaping, promoting, and challenging imperial and colonial ideologies, institutions and processes throughout the modern world.  We invite papers from every discipline and suggested topics may be found in the Call for Papers.

Since this conference is being in part funded through a grant provided by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences to an inter-university group to explore the relationship between empire and higher education in Ireland, a strand of the conference will explore the particularity of Irish institutions of higher education in shaping the above processes, and of the role of higher education in shaping Ireland’s ambiguous coloniality.

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