Linked Programs

Centre for Research on Colonial Cultures

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture (CRoCC) was established at the University of Otago in July 2012.  Its creation recognizes the existence of a particularly productive network of researchers of international standing who have fashioned a strong tradition of collaborative work.

The objectives of the Centre are:

  1. to enable the production of new historical understandings of colonialism, the development of colonial cultures, and the role of empires in shaping the modern world.
  2. to promote discussions of the relationships between colonial history and Māori history and to generate new insights into connections between New Zealand history and the broader history of the British empire and the Pacific region.
  3. to facilitate and enrich public discussion about colonialism and its legacies, both in New Zealand and more broadly.

Colonial Mimesis

Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon

The project intends to look at the role played by processes of imitation and mimesis in colonial situations from a reverse perspective, that is: as a process and as a practice of the colonizers themselves that could bear productively on colonial relations of power. The study is set in the context of Portuguese colonialism in Africa and Asia, in the nineteenth and twentieth century. By focusing on a variety of ways of ‘becoming Other’ and ‘going native’, the project aims at investigating the incorporation of indigenous ideas, technologies, materials, symbols or customs by colonial agents, and the consequences it entails for colonial interchanges, forms of knowledge, power relations, and modes of identity. In addition, it is our purpose to reassess the concepts of mimesis and imitation in history, anthropology and postcolonial studies, in order to explore their potential beyond the conventional themes of ‘resistance’, ‘opposition’ and its indigenous performances.

Fiocruz: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

Brazilian Ministry of Health

Promote health and social development, generate and disseminate scientific and technological knowledge, be an agent of citizenship. These are theconcepts that guide the actions of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), under the Ministry of Health, the most prominent institution of science andtechnology in health in Latin America.


The Pacific Circle

The Bulletin of the Pacific Circle is the communication medium of the Pacific Circle, organized in 1985 to promote and assist scholarship in the history and social studies of Pacific science. The Circle is a commission of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.