Blog Archives

“Torture and the Global State of Exception” – Deana Heath, University of Liverpool

AHRI/Scottish Centre for Global History 2018/19 Research Seminar “Torture and the Global State of Exception” Deana Heath, University of Liverpool 14 November, Fairlie Room, Main Library, 4.30-6.00 pm All are invited The torture regime initiated by the United States in Iraq and other contexts in the aftermath of 9/11 was spurred by a spectacular moment

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Connecting the local and the global in nineteenth century Southern and Central Africa Workshop

Connecting the local and the global in nineteenth century Southern and Central Africa Workshop Bloemfontein, 10-12th October 2018   In the on-going collaborative research and network building efforts facilitated through a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship Scheme, the International Studies Group (ISG) hosted a 3 day academic workshop organised by Dr Lindie Koorts (University of

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Next AHRI History paper (24/10/18): The Colonial Architecture of the Hindu Temple

The Colonial Architecture of the Hindu Temple The second AHRI/Scottish Centre for Global History seminar will be held at the Fairlie Room, Main Library, on Wednesday, 24 October, 5.00 -6.30 pm. Dr Deborah Sutton, Senior Lecturer, University of Lancaster, will speak on ‘Petrification and Purity: The Colonial Architecture of the Hindu Temple. All welcome. ‘Petrification

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First Global History Seminar of the semester: ‘Africa is a Country’: Challenges of Writing African History

Speaker: Dr Matt Graham (University of Dundee) Title:  “Africa is a Country”: Challenges of Writing African History Date and Time: 3rd October 2018,  4.30 pm Venue: Fairlie Room, Main Library. The Scottish Centre for Global History (School of Humanities) invites you to their first AHRI research seminar this semester. Dr Matt Graham, historian of modern

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The Mau Mau Rebellion:  Commemoration and Memory

The Mau Mau Rebellion:  Commemoration and Memory Lauren Brown Showcasing some of our students work at the University of Dundee, the second blog for the SCGH from Lauren Brown examines the commemoration and memory of the Mau Mau rebellion.   The accused Mau Mau prisoners suffered greatly as detainees in colonial detention camps; however after

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The Mau Mau Detention Camps: Rehabilitation and Propaganda

The Mau Mau Detention Camps: Rehabilitation and Propaganda. Lauren Brown Showcasing some of our students work at the University of Dundee, this week, in the first of two blogs, Lauren Brown discusses the Mau Mau detention camps in colonial Kenya, and the issues of ‘rehabilitation’ and propaganda around the uprising. The Mau Mau rebellion which

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The legacy of Nelson Mandela in 2018

To mark #MandelaDay 2018, Dr Matt Graham (@SAhistoryMatt)from the Scottish Centre of Global History provided an insight and assessment into the legacy of Nelson Mandela and why he remains so important to modern day South Africa. The article can be read here: https://theconversation.com/blame-politicians-not-mandela-for-south-africas-unfinished-business-100042 In follow up to the article, Dr Graham was interviewed by a number

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Next Global History talk: Professor Bruce Buchanan  (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia) ‘The Civil Noise of Empire: Listening to Colonial Encounters in Australia and the Pacific, 1690-1790’

Scottish Centre for Global History presents Professor Bruce Buchanan  (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia) ‘The Civil Noise of Empire: Listening to Colonial Encounters in Australia and the Pacific, 1690-1790’   Room: Main Library Fairlie Room Date(s): Wednesday, 09/05/2018 Time: 16:30-18:30    Sydney Cove (Image courtesy: Google Images) ABSTRACT: On the 4th of June 1788, the infant British

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Andrew McDiarmid research experiences at Yale: entry two

Thanksgiving and Christmas ‘American style’ were something to behold; Cornbread casserole, mashed sweet potatoes topped with pecans and brown sugar, green bean casserole, turkey, ham, pecan pie, not to mention the eggnog, craft beers and wine.  A month later and I think I am just about back to my fighting weight. I spent Christmas with

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Global Challenges Research Fund Workshop- Urban Futures Scotland and India

Global Challenges Research Fund Workshop- Urban Futures Scotland and India University of Dundee December 7 and 8 2017 Historians, Urbanists, Legal Scholars, Digital Researchers and Architects from the University of Dundee, Abertay University and Jindal Global University conducted a lively two-day workshop at the Centre for Global History responding to the RCUK Sustainable Cities Global

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