When colonialism ground to a halt, did colonisation end?
About Post-Colonial Heritage
When colonialism ground to a halt, did colonisation end? Professor Cátia Antunes comparatively explores global economic network mechanisms at play in shifting power and emancipation during her examination of what the world has inherited from the colonial period. European colonial escapades are the backdrop to her tour of the transition away from colonisation by nation-states towards the emergence of new entrepreneurialism in private hands in an age of imperialism. What mechanisms were at play in this transition and what did it leave the world with? Take a closer look at the extent to which the past is really behind us.
About series ‘Reframing Colonialism’
When colonialism ground to a halt, did colonisation end? We explore this question by looking at what underpinned colonialism and the evolution of colonisation. To what extent is it part of our shared past, present and perhaps even futures?
About Cátia Antunes
Cátia Antunes is professor of Global Economic Networks: Merchants, Entrepreneurs and Empires at the Institute for History at Leiden University. She is currently the pncipal investigator of the project Exploiting the Empire of Others supported by the Dutch Research Council.
Interested in reading more about this subject? Prof. Antunes suggests: Steven Press, Rogue Empires. Contracts and Conmen in Europe’s Scramble for Africa, Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2017