‘Africa in the Great War: Comparative Perspectives’ workshop

‘Africa in the Great War: Comparative Perspectives’ workshop
27 February 2015 – St Cross College, Oxford
Sponsored by the CNRS-Oxford Collaboration Scheme, Oxford Centre for Global History and the University of Portsmouth

Please note, places are limited – please contact global@history.ox.ac.uk by 4th February if you would like to book a place.

Registration: 10.00 – 10.15

Opening remarks: 10.15 – 10.30

Contested Identities in Africa, 1914-1918: 10.30 – 11.30
Dr Julie d’Andurain (Sorbonne) –The Meaning of ‘Rebel’ in the French Military Literature (‘la figure du rebelle dans la littérature militaire’)
Dr Richard Fogarty (SUNY) – Whose Islam? Whose Muslims? French African Soldiers and Faith in the French Army

Tea/coffee: 11.30 – 12.00

Keynote: 12.00 – 13.00
Prof. Bill Nasson (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) – A War of South African Succession? A Deluded Dominion and its African Great War

Lunch: 13.00 – 14.00

Comparative Perspectives: 14.00 – 15.00
Dr Jan-Georg Deutsch (Oxford) – Coloniality on the Loose: The Experience of War in East Africa
Dr Jonathan Krause (Oxford/Portsmouth) – Rebellion and Reform in Indochina: the Influence of the Great War on Colonial Discord

Closing Summary and General Discussion: 15.00 – 16.00
Prof. David Killingray (Goldsmiths)

Convenors: Jan-Georg Deutsch, Jonathan Krause, Julie d’Andurain

Workshop poster: ‘Africa in the Great War’ 27 Feb poster