Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Colonial & Postcolonial Societies
About the Centre
Based in the Arts Faculty, but involving researchers from across the University, CSCPCS facilitates comparative discussion and collaborative research on colonialism and post-colonialism, crossing established disciplinary boundaries and conventional boundaries of time and space. Interests encompass the ancient and the contemporary, the Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone worlds and beyond, anthropology, drama, film studies, geography, history, sociology and literature.
The Centre's Director is Dr Matthew Brown, and the Colonialism Theme co-ordinator is Dr Simon Potter. Current activities include a postgraduate reading group, and a recent workshop on 'Corruption and Colonialism' on 18 May 2012, organised by Dr Jonathan Saha. Other researchers currently involved in the Centre include Professor Robert Bickers, Dr Jo Crow, Dr Reuben Loffman, Dr Rob Skinner, Dr Caroline Williams, and other researchers in the School of Modern Languages 'Colonial, Postcolonial and Cross-Border Cultural Studies' research cluster.
In the academic year 2012-13 Simon Potter is leading a series of events on the theme of 'City, Nation and Empire: Finding a Place for the Imperial Past in Bristol'. Events already schedule include a public lecture by Professor Clare Anderson (Leicester) on Wednesday 12 December, and an all-day workshop on 'Remembering Bristol's Empire: Archives, Artefacts, Commemoration' on Thursday 13 December. Further details will follow, including details of events to be co-organised with colleagues at the University of Kyoto in January 2013 (at Bristol), and from Exeter University in spring 2013.
Our archive of details of events since the establishment of the Centre is here.