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  1            AMNESTY IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA I

Chair: MARTIN C. THOMAS (University of Exeter)

  • Loose guns: state violence and the failure of amnesty in the Philippines

COLLEEN WOODS (University of Maryland)

  • Smoke-screen or square deal? The Dutch-Indonesian Amnesty Decree

 of 1949

ESTHER ZWINKELS (Netherlands Institute of Military History)

3.30      coffee

4.00      Panel  2            AMNESTY IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA II

Chair: SUSAN CARRUTHERS (University of Warwick)

  • Under the façade of benevolence: psychological warfare, amnesty and defectors in America’s Asian counterinsurgency wars

JEREMY KUZMAROV (University of Tulsa)

  • Learning lessons? Amnesties and surrender propaganda, the Malayan

               Emergency, and counter-insurgency in Southeast Asia

THOMAS J MAGUIRE (Kings College London)

5.15      Network business and announcements

6.00      Return to conference hotel

7.30      Dinner for workshop participants: Turmeric Gold, Spon Street

FRIDAY 15 JUNE                         Venue:  RAMPHAL BUILDING

9.30      Panel 3             AMNESTY IN ANTI-COLONIAL INSURGENCIES

Chair: DAVID M. ANDERSON (University of Warwick)

  • To forget and remember: the paradoxical legacy of French military

actions in Algeria

RAPHAELLE BRANCHE (University of Rouen)

  • Amnesty, ‘dastardly terrorists’, truces and freedom fighters during the Cyprus anti-colonial revolt, 1955-59

MARIA HADJIATHANASIOU (University of Nicosia)

10.45   Coffee

11.15   Panel 4             AMNESTY IN ULSTER, 1969-1997

Chair:  DAN BRANCH (University of Warwick)

  • The release of Irish Republican prisoners in the context of nascent peace negotiations with the UK government, 1972-75

TONY CRAIG (Staffordshire University)

 

  • The role of amnesty in ending the Provisional IRA’s armed campaign: a Faustian pact?

AARON EDWARDS (RMA Sandhurst)

12.30   Lunch

1.30      Panel 5             AMNESTY IN AFRICA’S POST-COLONIAL SETTLEMENTS

Chair: NATASHA TELEPNEVA (University of Warwick)

  • Grace, commutation and peace: gestures of generosity and the sequencing of violence in the Great Lakes of Africa

AIDAN RUSSELL (Graduate Institute, Geneva)

  • Amnesty and impunity in Kenya’s Shifta War, 1962-1971

DAVID M ANDERSON & ANNA BRUZZONE (University of Warwick)

 

  • Counterinsurgency and amnesty in Angola: how the MPLA won the war and the peace

JUSTIN PEARCE (University of Cambridge)

3.15      Closing comments.

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