Workshop “New Perspectives on Anti-Colonialism in the Metropolis”, 17./18.06.2021

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, today’s keynote has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. However, the workshop will take place as planned. 

The keynote by Prof. Marc Matera (University of California, Santa Cruz) on “Pan-Africa and the ‘federal momen‘ of decolonization” on Thursday, 17.06. is open to the public via Zoom. If you are interested in participating in other parts of the workshop, please register with anticolonialisminthemetropole@gmail.com or simeon.marty@hu-berlin.de.


Simeon Marty

I am a PhD student at the Department of History of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and member of the research project “The London Moment”. After completing my B.A. in History (major) and Science of Religion (minor) at the Universities Fribourg and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2016, I recently graduated from King’s College London with a master’s degree in World History and Cultures. My M.A. thesis “The mouse that roared: The Anguillan secessionist movement and British policy making in the decolonisation of the Anglophone Caribbean, 1966-1971” explores the interconnection between cultural stereotypes in post-war British administration and policy making in the process of decolonisation. In my PhD Project, I will explore the transnational networks that have been established by non-Europeans, especially anti-colonial and Pan-African movements, in London during the Second World War. This research hopes to uncover to what extent the “London Moment” with its extraordinarily high concentration of political groupings and international political actors offered new perspectives for anti-colonial activists and intellectuals in the formulation of social and political alternatives. In a broader sense, it will examine how this has contributed to the manifold processes of decolonisation that followed shortly afterwards.

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