Workshop Lisbon 14-15 March 2019

PROGRAMME Thursday, 14 March 2019 9.30 – 9.45am: Coffee and workshop welcome 10.00-11.30 Session I Migration and health Christian Gerlach, Indonesian strategic resettlement and developmentpolicies in East Timor, 1975-1985, framed against the background of generalIndonesian development policies Philip Havik, Rural transformation and public health: vertical disease controlprogrammes in late Portuguese colonialism 11.30-11.45: Coffee break 11.45-13.15 …

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New Publication – Soweto’s Female Comrades: Gender, Youth and Violence in South Africa’s Township Uprisings, 1984-1990

Emily Bridger’s latest publication, which explores the involvement of female youth in South Africa’s liberation struggle, is now available from the Journal of Southern African Studies. ‘Soweto’s Female Comrades: Gender, Youth and Violence in South Africa’s Township Uprisings, 1984-1990’. Abstract: Previous literature on South Africa’s township uprisings has overlooked girls and young women’s involvement in …

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Portugal Workshop – Call for Papers

Development and Securitisation, and (Counter)-Insurgency Joint research workshop: Understanding Insurgencies network and The worlds of (under)development: processes and legacies of the Portuguese colonial empire in a comparative perspective (1945-1975)  Lisbon, Portugal, 14-15 March 2019 Call for Papers Proposals for papers are invited from members of the Understanding Insurgencies network and others for a two-day research workshop …

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Glasgow Workshop 22-23 November 2018

The Political Economy of Insurgency-Smugglers, Black Markets, and Proxy Forces University of Glasgow, 22-23 November 2018 Thursday 22nd November, Hilton Hotel 09:30 Welcome, Tea/coffee 10:00 Keynote speaker Beatrice Heuser, University of Glasgow, ‘National Styles in Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies?” 11:30 Break for lunch 13:00 Panel One: Ireland Dr Aaron Edwards, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, ‘Dark Networking …

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Workshop Call for papers – The University of Glasgow, 22-23 November 2018

The Political Economy of Insurgency-Smugglers, Black Markets, and Proxy Forces The Understanding Insurgencies Network will be holding its seventh workshop at the University of Glasgow on 22-23 November 2018. The focus of the workshop will be on the political economy of insurgency and counter-insurgency. The organisers invite proposals for 20 minutes papers that address one …

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Warwick Workshop Programme 14-15 June 2018

LEVERHULME RESEARCH NETWORK ‘UNDERSTANDING INSURGENCIES’ WORKSHOP Hosted by the Global History & Culture Centre, University of Warwick  AMNESTY TO COUNTER INSURGENCY GLOBAL COMPARISONS IN THE COLONIAL CONTEXT SINCE 1945 THURSDAY 14 JUNE                 Venue:  RAMPHAL BUILDING 1.00      Registration and lunch 2.00      Opening Remarks:   Amnesty: histories of political settlement DAVID M. ANDERSON (University of Warwick) 2.15      Panel  …

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Serge Chakhotin’s The Rape of the Masses (1939): the development of European propaganda c.1914-1960 and the Algerian War of Independence

In 2011 Neil MacMaster,  University of East Anglia (UK) wrote a detailed article on the influence of the Russian scientist Serge Chakhotin on the development of psychological warfare. This remains unpublished, however you can read it in full with this link Russian scientist Serge Chakhotin Extract In Paris on the eve of the Second World War …

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The Prosecution of Rape in Wartime: Evidence from the Mau Mau Rebellion, Kenya 1952–60

The latest publication from David M. Anderson and Julianne Weis is available to read online The Prosecution of Rape in Wartime: Evidence from the Mau Mau Rebellion, Kenya 1952–60 Extract In July 2012, a landmark hearing before the High Court in London found that the British government had a case to answer concerning human rights abuses, including torture and rapes, …

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Comparing Insurgencies – Leiden workshop, 13 & 14 July 2017

Comparing Insurgencies – Leiden workshop, 13 & 14 July 2017

Hosted by our colleagues at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, the fourth workshop in the Understanding Insurgencies series convened at the University of Leiden on 13-14 July 2017. Organised around the theme of recruitment to insurgent groups and counter-insurgent forces, the workshop cohered around question of how, why, and when …

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‘Recruitment for insurgency and counterinsurgency’: Leiden, 13–14 July 2017

‘Recruitment for insurgency and counterinsurgency’:  Leiden, 13–14 July 2017

Some photographs taken at the Leiden Workshop (Left to right) Peter Keppy (NIOD Amsterdam), Bart Luttikhuis (Leiden University) and Abdul Wahid (KITLV): ‘Violence strikes root: why vigilantism became central to Indonesian politics, 1943–1955’ Mathilde von Bulow (Glasgow): ‘External sanctuaries and insurgent recruitment: the FLN in West Germany’ Keynote speaker, Will Reno (Northwestern), on ‘Are we …

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