Scottish Centre for Global History blog

Carnegie Research Incentive Grant awarded to Dr Nandini Bhattacharya

Centre Director, Nandini Bhattacharya, has been awarded a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant to develop her project, ‘From Toddy to Country Liquor’ Drinking Cultures and Working Men in Urban India 1906-1920′ This project will examine how the cultures of drinking changed in the early twentieth century in British India. This was in response to the colonial

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AHRC Funded Creative Economies PhD Studentship Available!

The Centre has made a successful bid to the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities for funding for a PhD to start this October, and is now in the process of recruiting. The deadline is close (31 July), with interviews scheduled for 18 August. The studentship is under the Creative Economies scheme, so the

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Wed 28 June – Conference: ‘Alcohol and its Discontents in Past & Present- Comparative Perspectives’

Alcohol and Its Discontents in Past and Present: Comparative Perspectives 28 June 2017, Scottish Centre for Global History, School of Humanities, University of Dundee Location: River Room 3, Tower Building (9th Floor) This is an unusual workshop. Academics working on the histories of alcohol as well as practitioners will speak here. Some of us university-based

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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

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Dr Anja Johansen Speaking in Rio de Janeiro

Dr Anja Johansen has been invited to present the keynote speech to a conference “Policing Connections: Atlantic Histories and Global Perspectives” in Rio de Janeiro 19 June 2017.  Her talk is entitled, ‘Democratic Policing’ as a UK article for export: a critical appreciation’.

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New Doctoral Fellow announced

The Centre is delighted to announce the award of a Doctoral Fellowship for 2017 to PhD student Christopher Fevre. We welcome Chris to the Centre and look forward to working with him.

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Dr Anja Johansen accepted as Researcher at Marc Bloch Centre, Berlin

Dr Anja Johansen has been accepted as an associated researcher at the Marc Bloch Centre in Berlin, from April to September 2017. The Marc Bloch Centre is attached to the Humboldt University, but financed by the French National Research Council, CNRS. It brings together researchers from all branches of Humanities and Social Sciences concerned with

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Dr Chris Storrs’ new book launched at the Spanish Embassy

Dr Chris Storrs’ new book, ‘The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748’, was formally launched at the Spanish Embassy in London on 22nd February. At the launch, Dr Storrs gave a talk on the subject of the book. This was followed by a reception hosted by the Embassy, followed by a book signing. The event attracted an audience

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Commercial Cosmopolitanism – International Conference

Dundee will host a two-day international conference on 2nd June 2017 on ‘Commercial Cosmopolitanism?: Policing contact zones and governing multinationals in the early modern world’. Contact zones and the linked concepts of brokerage, go-betweens, hybridity, and transculturation have been amongst the most fertile and innovative fields of study in recent years. However, since the classic

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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

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