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Anti-imperial metropolis: political networks of Africans, Asians and Latin Americans in interwar Paris

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 294180

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2011

  • End date

    30 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 100 000

  • EU contribution

    € 100 000

Coordinated by:

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

Objective

This project proposes an examination of the political networks forged by Asians, Africans and Latin Americans in Paris between the two World Wars. Its principal goal is to arrive at a better understanding of how these networks contributed to the discursive construction of evolving cultural identities and anti-imperial nationalisms among the foreigners and colonial subjects residing in Paris. By analysing various “groups” of people, with a particular focus on anti-imperialist intellectuals, the project is situated at the intersection of migration history, colonial history and intellectual history, seeking to bring together strands of scholarship that so far have too often been compartmentalized into subfields. In doing so, this research builds on a valuable body of historical scholarship about the imperial/colonial nature of the France of the Third Republic. However, by looking specifically at the interactions between groups that so far have usually been treated in isolation from one another, the projects seeks to go significantly beyond the existing historiography. It thereby aims at further complicating straightforward dichotomies between metropolitan and imperial/colonial history, as has been demanded by postcolonial scholars over the last decades.

Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Address

Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

Administrative Contact

Diana Brose (Ms.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 294180

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2011

  • End date

    30 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 100 000

  • EU contribution

    € 100 000

Coordinated by:

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany