Author: simeonmarty

Decolonising public space?

Following the American example, historical statues in Britain have become the center of a debate about racism. The statue of the colonialist and slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, England, was knocked down and...

Cancellation of events

Due to the recent spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Humboldt University Berlin has taken immediate precautionary measures. All events, conferences and conventions are cancelled until July 20th 2020. Unfortunately, this also applies to...

Workshop Report „The London Moment“

On 21 – 22 March 2019, our project workshop “The London Moment – Exile Governments, Academics and Activists in Great Britain, 1940-1945” took place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The conference report is now available at HSozKult:https://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-8271

Colonial legal history

Commons
In the past months, the European media has increasingly discussed the impact of the colonial period on more recent questions such as restitution of objects that were taken from former colonies with headlines such as „Return colonial artefacts“ in the British „Guardian“ or simply „Give them back!“ in the German Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Workshop report “Ruptures and Resumptions”

On the 21st and 22nd of June, a workshop titled «Ruptures and Resumptions» took place at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. It looked at the handling of crises in diplomatic practice in history and engages...

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