10.06.2021 - 11.06.2021 Daniel Ursprung, Department of East European History, University of Zurich (, Stefan Rohdewald, Chair History of East- and Southeastern Europe, Unviersity of Leipzig (, together with the research group "The Ottoman Europe: Methods and Perspectives of Early Modern Studies on Southeast Europe" ( and the Priority Programme Transottomanica (

International Conference June 10-11, 2021, University of Zurich/ online via Zoom

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Rev. by Gerald Horne, Princeton University

This slim volume consists of three essays on Brazil, Mexico and Jamaica by, respectively, Rafael Marquese, Don H. Doyle and Edward B. Rugamer. The editor asserts: “It is the contention of this volume that Reconstruction, with all its implication for national self-identity, cannot be understood unless we extend our analysis beyond national borders .” (p.

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By Nataša Jagdhuhn

In its very conception, the museum as an institution functions as a symbol and social lever for the consolidation of the Eurocentric idea of “universal knowledge” production, while concurrently serving the purpose of “civilizing” the “Other”. With the liberation of African countries from colonial grip following World War II, and especially in the 1960s and 1970s, debates around decolonizing museums gained importance among the newly established international circles of museum professionals.

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Conference Reports
07.10.2020 - 09.10.2020 Bettina Brockmeyer (Hamburg/Erlangen); Rebekka Habermas (Göttingen); Ulrike Lindner (Cologne); Auswärtiges Amt; Gerda Henkel Foundation
By Tristan Oestermann, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf / Ana Carolina Schveitzer, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The murder of George Floyd not only sparked demonstrations in the United States and Europe but also fanned the flames of an already ongoing debate about colonialism. Therefore, the conference, which was postponed and then digitized due to Covid-19, had very good timing.[1] It aimed at, as Bettina Brockmeyer put it, bringing together research, arts, and civil society in analyzing colonial memory in Germany as well as in the rest of Europe and, importantly, the Global South.

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