Category Archives: Blogs

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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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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Andrew McDiarmid research experiences at Yale: entry one

From the University of Dundee to the Ivy League grandeur of Yale may not seem like the most obvious move, but that is exactly path I have taken. I am two years into a three-year PhD at Dundee, but for the next six months I will be a visiting researcher at Yale University in New

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Hidden Truths: The Media, The West and Rwanda

Hidden Truths: The Media, The West and Rwanda Lynsey Anderson  As an undergraduate student, I found that studying history at the University of Dundee broadened my perspectives on global and international relations. I studied not only Scottish history, but also American, Russian, and contemporary African history. The consequences of globalisation are particularly prominent when studying

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Demystifying the Academic Conference or Seminar

Demystifying the Academic Conference or Seminar Christopher Fevre One of the most notable aspects of the evolution from taught postgraduate into PhD research is the growing expectation to present your work at academic conferences and seminars. Students often discuss how daunting a prospect this can be, which in my experience, has tended to revolve around

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