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Samuël Coghe (Freie Universität Berlin), Population Politics in the Tropics: Demography, health and transimperialism in Colonial Angola (Cambridge, 2022).

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Online, via Zoom. Register to attend by clicking here About the book: Population Politics in the Tropics explores colonial population policies in Portuguese Angola between 1890 and 1945 from a transimperial perspective. Using a wide array of previously unused sources and multilingual archival research from Angola, Portugal and beyond, Samuël Coghe sheds new light on … Continue reading Samuël Coghe (Freie Universität Berlin), Population Politics in the Tropics: Demography, health and transimperialism in Colonial Angola (Cambridge, 2022).

Laureate Seminar: Nicole Bourbonnais, “The Gospel of Family Planning”

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Online, via Zoom. Register to attend by clicking here “The Gospel of Family Planning: Conversion, Missionary Work, and Spirituality in the Mid-20th Century Planned Parenthood Movement” In the early twentieth century, rising population growth rates in the decolonizing world became a subject of international concern and intervention for a variety of actors, from feminists to … Continue reading Laureate Seminar: Nicole Bourbonnais, “The Gospel of Family Planning”

Aprajita Sarcar (Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi), ‘The Family Within a Triangle: The creation, circulation and afterlife of a family planning campaign’

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Online, via Zoom. Register to attend by clicking here The paper explores the visual artefact that represented the national family planning programme in India: Hum Do Hamare Do (We are Two, will have Two Children). The campaign was created in 1967. It consisted of a couple with two children: a boy and a girl in … Continue reading Aprajita Sarcar (Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi), ‘The Family Within a Triangle: The creation, circulation and afterlife of a family planning campaign’