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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Postgraduate Study

Global Empires

Much contemporary debate relates to global patterns and global change, and also to the history of the European empires which were a key part of ‘globalization’ from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. This course addresses issues of growing concern, and builds on the current expertise within our department to offer a distinctive programme which is not found in any other Scottish university.
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Devolution and Global Governance

Scotland has had a devolution process devoid of civil conflict. What can we learn from the Scottish experience that can be applied to similar processes in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East? How can the Scottish experiment be sustained and what challenges will politicians, administrators, civil society agents and citizens face in the future? Leading international and Scottish academics and practitioners face these questions in an intensive, practice-orientated, course designed for researchers, professional development and activists.
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Featured News

  • Dundee joins the Detroit Design Festival 2016

    Professor Jim Livesey will be participating in a panel session at the Detroit City of Design Summit next week.

    Part of the Detroit Design Festival 2016, the summit will be convening leaders from Detroit’s design community, government, community development, business and industry, along with international partners to explore how they can utilize design to build a better city.

    This will be a fantastic opportunity for Dundee, the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design, to make links with the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States.

    Jim Livesey is Professor of Global History at the University of Dundee, as well as being the Dean of the School of Humanities.  He is also the Director of the Scottish Centre for Global History.

    Find out more about the event on the Detroit City of Design Summit page.

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