Welcome to the Scottish Centre for Global History at the University of Dundee

The Scottish Centre for Global History brings together members of the School of Humanities and other academic schools at the University of Dundee with interests in the development of Global History. Our interests span the globe from India to South America, from Canada to South Africa and range from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

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A Hindu princess committing suttee against the wishes of the Emperor Akbar but with his reluctant consent. Painting, 18th Century, by Mohammad Rizā Naw'ī (image from Wellcome Images)

The painting above shows a Hindu princess committing suttee against the wishes of the Emperor Akbar but with his reluctant consent. 18th century By: Mohammad Rizā Naw’ī. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images, images@wellcome.ac.uk, http://wellcomeimages.org

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  • British Academy Award for Dr Matt Graham

    Dr Matthew Graham, along with Dr Lindie Koorts (University of the Free State, South Africa) have recently been awarded a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship for their collaborative project entitled, The Age of Opportunism: Paul Kruger’s Transvaal, 1886-1899. Their project aims to gain a deeper understanding into the role of transnational networks between capital and the state, in a society undergoing rapid modernisation within the context of globalisation. It will be anchored around a biography of Paul Kruger, the president of the Transvaal from 1883-1900, focussing specifically on the global forces at play in the late 19th century Transvaal and the transnational networks that arose in response to these.

    In addition to the biography, Matt will use the fellowship to encourage greater collaborative links between the Scottish Centre for Global History at the University of Dundee and the University of Free State. This will be achieved through the organisation of various conferences, seminars, workshops and training sessions, held in both Bloemfontein and Dundee.