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Conference Paper: The (Post)colonial University Archive and its Uses

TitleThe (Post)colonial University Archive and its Uses
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherSchool of English and the Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong.
Citation
The 2009 Symposium on Postcolonial Collections and Archives, Hong Kong, 4-6 June 2009. In Abstracts Book, 2009, p. 11-12 How to Cite?
AbstractEducational historians and other scholars with an interest in comparative education have not yet fully assessed the impact of the British Empire on the development of higher education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Tellingly, higher education hardly rates a mention in the recent four-volume Oxford History of the British Empire, nor has this topic earned a supplementary volume in the way that issues such as the Irish, missionaries, gender, and the black experience of empire have been accorded special treatment within the imperial theme. Yet it might be argued that within the wider British imperial impulse to support colonial education schemes, the founding of institutions of higher education throughout the Empire was to have perhaps the greatest impact, both politically and socially. While much of the history of "British" higher education has so far been written from a metropolitan point of view, many "colonial" or post-colonial institutions of higher education have recognized their own significance in the story of national awakening and have therefore been engaged in writing their own histories. This has often required the building of archives before the story can be written. This paper will examine the way in which three post-colonial universities (the University of Sydney, the National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong) have set about this process and how the act of creating an archive post-colonially has influenced the story of the past which is ultimately written.
DescriptionTheme: Where Are We Now?
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65000

 

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dc.contributor.authorCunich, PAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-13T05:07:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-13T05:07:44Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 2009 Symposium on Postcolonial Collections and Archives, Hong Kong, 4-6 June 2009. In Abstracts Book, 2009, p. 11-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65000-
dc.descriptionTheme: Where Are We Now?en_HK
dc.description.abstractEducational historians and other scholars with an interest in comparative education have not yet fully assessed the impact of the British Empire on the development of higher education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Tellingly, higher education hardly rates a mention in the recent four-volume Oxford History of the British Empire, nor has this topic earned a supplementary volume in the way that issues such as the Irish, missionaries, gender, and the black experience of empire have been accorded special treatment within the imperial theme. Yet it might be argued that within the wider British imperial impulse to support colonial education schemes, the founding of institutions of higher education throughout the Empire was to have perhaps the greatest impact, both politically and socially. While much of the history of "British" higher education has so far been written from a metropolitan point of view, many "colonial" or post-colonial institutions of higher education have recognized their own significance in the story of national awakening and have therefore been engaged in writing their own histories. This has often required the building of archives before the story can be written. This paper will examine the way in which three post-colonial universities (the University of Sydney, the National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong) have set about this process and how the act of creating an archive post-colonially has influenced the story of the past which is ultimately written.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSchool of English and the Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong.-
dc.relation.ispartofSymposium on Postcolonial Collections and Archives-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe (Post)colonial University Archive and its Usesen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCunich, PA: pacunich@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityCunich, PA=rp01191en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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