Each year the International Seminar on Decolonization, sponsored by the National History Center (NHC) and hosted byThe John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, brings together young historians from the United States and abroad to Washington, D.C., to study and discuss the history of decolonization in the 20th century. The seminar takes place in July-August, and is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We sat down with Marian J. Barber, associate director of the NHC, to learn more.
Q. Tell us briefly about Decolonization: what does the term mean, and what period of history does it refer to?
The Oxford English Dictionary defines “decolonization” as...