Prof. Axel Paul, Dr. Matthias Leanza, Seminar für Soziologie
Petersgraben 27, Basel
Comparing Colonialism. Beyond European Exceptionalism
This interdisciplinary conference (hosted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Basel) seeks to explore varieties of colonialism throughout history and to uncover their common features
Colonial expansion is a common, nearly universal phenomenon in human history. Though colonialism has shaped the modern world in many ways, it is not limited to modernity. Conquering foreign lands and subjugating other people(s) are basic processes in the formation of empires and states, and they existed long before the modern era. This interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Basel, seeks to explore varieties of colonialism throughout history and to uncover their common features. But, by comparing different areas, periods, and forms of colonial expansion and rule the conference will also examine the (possibly) unique characteristics of modern European expansion.
For more detailed information, please see the conference's website below.
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