Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism


Date: Oct 01, 2015

Speaker: Michael Goebel, Professor of History, Freie Universität Berlin, in conversation with Jose Moya, Professor of History, Barnard College

In his new book, Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism (Cambridge UP, 2015), Michael Goebel raises anew the question of why imperial centers became hatcheries of postcolonial and anti-imperialist elites in the later “Third World.” Examining the everyday lives of Africans, Asians, and Europeans in interwar Paris, his answers foreground the importance of the social history of migration in the global spread of nationalism.

Michael Goebel is Professor of History at the Freie Universität Berlin. He received his Ph.D. from University College London and has previously held fellowships at the European University Institute and Harvard University. His main research interests are Latin American history and French colonial history. He is also the author of Argentina’s Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History (Liverpool UP, 2011).

Co-sponsored by the European Institute, the Barnard Forum on Migration, and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

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Date: Oct 01, 2015

Speaker: Michael Goebel, Professor of History, Freie Universität Berlin, in conversation with Jose Moya, Professor of History, Barnard College

In his new book, Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism (Cambridge UP, 2015), Michael Goebel raises anew the question of why imperial centers became hatcheries of postcolonial and anti-imperialist elites in the later “Third World.” Examining the everyday lives of Africans, Asians, and Europeans in interwar Paris, his answers foreground the importance of the social history of migration in the global spread of nationalism.

Michael Goebel is Professor of History at the Freie Universität Berlin. He received his Ph.D. from University College London and has previously held fellowships at the European University Institute and Harvard University. His main research interests are Latin American history and French colonial history. He is also the author of Argentina’s Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History (Liverpool UP, 2011).

Co-sponsored by the European Institute, the Barnard Forum on Migration, and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

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