Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture

Vortrag, DHI London

After the Second World War, Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Portugal made the transition from imperial powers to postcolonial, multicultural nations. Yet we still lack a comparative social and cultural history of the process of decolonization at home. This seminar outlines the reshaping of national identities, the formation of multicultural societies, and the remembering and forgetting of empire in Britain, France, and Portugal.

Elizabeth Buettner is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of York. Her publications include Empire Families: Britons and Late Imperial India (2004) and many articles on colonial cultural history, ethnicity, memory, postcolonial migration, food, and multiculturalism.