Portsmouth Year of Africa Conference September 2010

Portsmouth UK
6–7 September 2010.
Indicative list of themes:
a) The French decolonisation process in sub-Saharan Africa: motivations, processes, actors;
b) Nationalist movements in French-speaking Africa: militants, agendas, internal dissensions, support base;
c) From Union Française to Françafrique: friendships, networks, informal links;
d) French and other decolonisations as part of a world-wide process;
e) Political violence, or the lack thereof;
f) Towards neo-colonialism? Aid policy after 1960;
g) Representations and public commemoration of ‘The Year of Africa’ over the last fifty years;
h) Transnational influences: eg Asia - Africa, North Africa - sub-Saharan Africa