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CfH Lectures


21 June 2013

From Hydrarchy to Multi Culture: Peace, War and Working Through the Double Standard

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This presentation addresses the difficult question of what European polities might gain by being prepared to revisit and work through the horrors of the colonial past. In particular, Paul Gilroy suggests that the issue of racism, specified as the assumption of racial hierarchy as well as radicalised inequality, can enrich and augment the narrow understanding of human rights and humanity that circulates today.

The Colonial Legacy Conference examined the colonial and post-colonial heritage of the Treaty of Utrecht and assessed its legacy in contemporary scholarship on human trafficking, in the study of cultural memories of historical traumas, in practices of reconciliation and in popular culture.