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Fall 2017-2018
HIS 560   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

After Empire

Gyan Prakash

This graduate seminar explores the postcolonial world in the aftermath of World War II, a period convulsed by the aftereffects of wartime upheavals, nationalist insurgencies, imperial retreat, and the onset of the Cold War. Focusing on the period from the end of World War II to Bandung and treating it as a distinct and bounded historical conjuncture, we examine decolonization as a global phenomenon, caught between the no longer and not yet, and sparking changes in imperial and anticolonial projects.

Sample reading list:
Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper, Forgotten Wars
Mark Mazower, Dark Continent
Vazira Zamindar, The Long Partition
Gary Wilder, Freedom Time
Frederick Cooper, Citizenship Between Empire and Nation
Odd Arne Westad, The Global Cold War
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Term Paper(s) - 75%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21630 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Dickinson Hall   207   Enrolled:8 Limit:15