Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century

Wednesday 27 October 2021 (14:00-15:30)

Dr Kate Smith (

Electricity pylons in a lake, Chennai, India

We will be joined by On Barak (Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv), Elizabeth Chatterjee (History, Chicago), and Megan Black (History, MIT) to discuss the entanglements and power relations at stake in histories of ecological extraction.

This event is organised by the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC), in collaboration with the Centre for Modern and Contemporary History (MCH) and the Centre for Modern History at City, University of London.

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