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Allies and Exits: Local collaborations after rebellion and counterinsurgency, 1914-2014

AHRC Workshop, University of Warwick,
24-25 April 2014

ALLIES AND EXITS

Local collaborators after rebellion and counterinsurgency, 1914-2014

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Thursday 24 April 2014 Venue: Ramphal Building, R03/4


3.00 pm Registration, welcome and coffee allies-poster-4.jpg

3.30 pm Panel 1 Chair: David M. Anderson (University of Warwick)

  • ‘Military auxiliaries: useful ‘savages’, martial races or revolutionary rebels?’
    Sibylle Scheipers (St Andrews University)
  • ‘Between wars: allies and violence in Ireland after the Anglo-Irish Treaty’
    Daniel Branch (University of Warwick)
  • ‘Out of Arabia: the fate of local forces allied with the British, 1916-76’
    Rob Johnson (All Souls, University of Oxford)

 5.30 pm Plenary Lecture Venue: Ramphal Building, R03/4

  • ‘Toads and informers: how the British treated their collaborators during the Cyprus Emergency, 1955-59’
    David French (University College London)

7.00 pm Drinks, followed by dinner Venue: Scarman House


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Friday 25 April 2014 Venue: Seminar Room, Institute for Advanced Study, Milburn House

 

9.00 am Panel 2 Chair: Daniel Branch (University of Warwick)

  • ‘Britain and its local allies in South Arabia: between loyalty and betrayal’
    Thanos Petouris (SOAS London)
  • ‘Active neutrality? Portuguese policies during Angola’s transition to independence (1974/75)’
    Pedro Aires Oliveira (Universidade nova de Lisboa)
  • ‘South Africa’s Buffalo Battalion and the Border War, 1974-1994’
    David M. Anderson (University of Warwick) & Justin Pearce (University of Cambridge)

10.30 am Coffee break

11.00 am Panel 3 Chair: Daniel Branch (University of Warwick)

  • ‘“Collaboration is a very delicate concept”: state formation in West Java – Pasudan, 1947-1950’
    Roel Frakking (European University Institute, Florence)
  • ‘The Loyalist Peace: violence, dispossession, political authority and the exit from Kenya’
    David M. Anderson (University of Warwick)
  • ‘Allies and the exits: the end of French Algeria and its aftermaths’
    Martin Evans (University of Sussex)

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Panel 4 Chair: Daniel Branch (University of Warwick)

  • Delusions of Survival: US Deliberations on Support for South Vietnam during the 1975 'Final Offensive'
    Jeffrey Michaels (King’s College London)
  • ‘Danang’s Tiger Temple community after the liberation (Vietnam)’
    Heonik Kwon (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)

2.15 pm Panel 5 Chair: David M Anderson (University of Warwick)

  • ‘Ethiopia in Somalia: allies in the context of iterative intervention’
    Jason Mosley (African Studies Centre, University of Oxford)
  • ‘French intervention in Mali: framing allegiance and negotiating exit’
    Susanna Wing (Haverford College)
  • ‘Decentralising authoritarianism? The international intervention, the new “revolutionaries” and the involution of Post-Qadhafi Libya
    Mattia Toaldo (European Commission on Foreign Relations)
  • ‘After ISAF: partners and proxies in Afghanistan after 2014’
    Austin Long (Columbia University)

3.45pm Coffee break

4.15 pm Panel 6 Chair: David M. Anderson (University of Warwick)

  • ‘Iraq – the ambiguities of victory'
George Joffe (University of Cambridge)
  • ‘After ISAF: partners and proxies in Afghanistan after 2014’

Austin Long (Columbia University)

5.30 pm Workshop Conclusion


 

We are grateful to the sponsors of this workshop:

Arts & Humanities Research Council

Global History & Culture Centre, University of Warwick

Institute for Advanced Study, University of Warwick