Archive for March, 2013

This project will focus on where, how, and why settler colonies developed in these locations and will allow users to explore the regions’ geography, how the landscape and demographics changed over time due to the influx of settlers, and how colonial administrators, settlers, and Indigenous communities experienced these changes.  Using the geospatial and temporal visualization […]

Lorenzo Veracini, ‘”Settler Colonialism”: Career of a Concept’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History iFirst. In a necessarily selective way, this paper explores the historiographical evolution of ‘settler colonialism’ as a category of analysis during the second half of the twentieth century. It identifies three main passages in its development. At first (until the 1960s), […]

A group of indigenous Brazilians has been evicted from the building they had been occupying in Rio de Janeiro for more than six years. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to dislodge the indigenous people from the former museum. The building is next to the famous Maracana football stadium. The Maracana will stage the […]

North America was one of the first early-modern settler colonies, and this study examines its evolution from a European settler colony into an American settler empire and argues that the United States also became an important model for modern settler colonialism and Indigenous policy. Likewise, Algeria has long been considered a model for settler colonialism […]

Alain Beaulieu, ‘“An equitable right to be compensated”: The Dispossession of the Aboriginal Peoples of Quebec and the Emergence of a New Legal Rationale (1760–1860)’, Canadian Historical Review 94, 1 (2013). At the conquest of New France, the British had already built a long tradition of purchasing Aboriginal land. This policy, made official in the […]

Settler Colonial Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01 Feb 2013  is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.  Editors statement  Editors statement Edward Cavanagh & Lorenzo Veracini Pages: 1-1 DOI: 10.1080/18380743.2013.768169 Editorial  A new beginning for Settler Colonial Studies Penelope Edmonds & Jane Carey Pages: 2-5 DOI: 10.1080/18380743.2013.771761 Articles  ‘A species of rough gallantry’: bride capture […]

Empire and Colonies in Northeastern North America. Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:00 pm Atrium Room 101, Saint Mary’s University. Panelists:  JERRY BANNISTER: Department of History, Dalhousie University. Author of The Rule of the Admirals: Law, Custom, and Naval Government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832, and Co-editor of The Loyal Atlantic: Remaking the British Atlantic in the Revolutionary Era. EDWARD CAVANAGH: Department […]

Suren Pillay, ‘Anxious urbanity: xenophobia, the native subject and the refugee camp’, Social Dynamics iFirst (2013). Could we think of the black subject under apartheid as a refugee, and might this condition be the paradigmatic metaphor for thinking about the postcolonial African predicament of citizenship? This paper considers the xenophobic violence that occurred in South […]

Ariel Bultz, ‘Redefining Apartheid in International Criminal Law’, Criminal Law Forum (2013) This article asks: to what extent is Article 7(1)(j) of the Rome Statute—the crime of apartheid—a tenable crime in international criminal law? It will be argued that despite the obligations incumbent on states not to intentionally discriminate against social groups, there is no […]

David MacDonald and Graham Hudson, ‘The Genocide Question and Indian Residential Schools in Canada’, Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue Canadienne de Science Politique 45, 2 (2012). The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been investigating the array of crimes committed in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Genocide is being invoked with increasing regularity to describe the crimes […]