Histories of Colonialism and Modernity

This working group aims to think comparatively about the historical connections between diverse forms of colonialisms and modernity/modernities, with particular attention to the complex and troubled role of “religion” in various configurations of the modern. Rather than assuming a single trajectory or set of connections between colonialism, modernity, and religion, we aim to learn from and to interrogate a variety of disciplinary assumptions around these themes. The project thus depends upon a diverse set of participants and perspectives from across the humanities and social sciences. All are welcome!