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CHS guest lecture - CAROLIEN STOLTE (Leiden): "Reconciling Peace: India and International Pacifism in the Era of Decolonization"

When:Mo 14-11-2022 16:00 - 17:30
Where:T10, Turftorenstraat 21

This guest lecture is part of the research colloquium of the Centre for Historical Studies.


What brings American civil rights activists, European conscientious objectors, and Indian Gandhians together in a South Indian ashram? This talk will cover attempts at founding a peace movement with a global reach. What did the participants hope to achieve, and to what extent did they succeed? A broad consensus on the necessary preconditions for peace – decolonization and disarmament – in fact hid crucially different views existing inside and outside of the decolonizing world. How did this impact the ability of peace movements to organize internationally?

Moderator: Iva Pesa