The call for papers for the “Memories of Colonial Violence: Recognizing the past and struggles for the future” dossier of the journal Ibero-American Studies is open.
The dossier, organized by Sheila Khan, a CECS’ researcher, Bruno Sena and Miguel Cardina of the University of Coimbra, accepts papers until
October 31 November 20.
The growing interest in the memory of colonialism has made it increasingly evident that there is a need to confront the legacies of violence instituted by modern empires. In this sense, this dossier aims to gather articles that contribute to a reflection on the current situation of the Portuguese colonial past in a perspective that privileges the weight of the legacies of colonial violence.
The editors are looking for “center colonial violence in the crosshairs and confront frames of meaning that are complicit with policies of oblivion and with triumphalist versions of the worlds that colonialism created”. “Looking at the future from the perspective of the tensions, discriminations and struggles established by the past-present of the Eurocentric, racist and imperial imagination opens a path toward a political imagination renewed and amplified by a civic duty of memory, that is, by an ethical imperative that connects the necessary recognition of the past with the struggles of those who in the future question the legacies of colonial violence”.