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Call for Papers: Legacies of the Tricontinental, 1966-2016: Imperialism, Resistance, Law [Sept 22-24, Portugal]: Submit by May 1

Keynote Speakers
Includes Robin Blackburn and Richard Drayton. More speakers to be confirmed soon.

Deadline for Abstracts

1st May, 2016

The conference organisers invite paper proposals for a transdisciplinary conference marking the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Tricontinental Conference.

The conference aims to reflect on the Tricontinental’s enduring political, legal and economic importance, while also bringing together academics and activists to reflect on broader issues of imperialism and anti-imperial resistance.

We welcome papers on both the Tricontinental itself and related topics.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

The history and significance of the Tricontinental

Theoretical and historical legacies of the Tricontinental and ‘tricontinentalism’: Third World Marxisms,

Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), postcolonialism, global subalternity

Anti-imperialist struggle then and now

Imperialism and international law

Theorists and activists of the Third World: Cabral, Ben Barka, Guevara, Castro, Fanon, et al.

The non-aligned movement and the New International Economic Order (NIEO)

Black Power and the Third World

Race, racism and international relations

Feminism and the Third World

Theories of imperialism

Imperial geographies

South-South cooperation and solidarity

Human Rights, International Criminal Law and imperialism

Neoliberalism and imperialism

Imperial violence and revolutionary violence

Democracy after decolonisation


We seek contributions from scholars and activists with an interest in imperialism and anti-imperialism, regardless of disciplinary affiliation.

We welcome both paper and panel proposals.

Word Limit

Abstracts of up to 250 words.

Submission Procedure

Abstracts to be sent to [email protected] by no later than 1st May, 2016.

For panel proposals, please include a brief description of the proposed panel as well as contact information and abstracts for all participants.

Organising Committee

Teresa Almeida Cravo (Coimbra), Tor Krever, (LSE/Coimbra), Robert Knox (Liverpool), Luis Eslava (Kent), Christopher Gevers (KwaZulu-Natal), Christine Schwöbel-Patel (Liverpool)

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