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Cherry-picking the past: empire through a public lens

We are delighted to promote that Liam Grieve (MLitt History, 2019-2020) has had this very timely blog post called “Cherry Picking the Past” published by the ‘Doing History in Public’ website run by graduate students at the University of Cambridge. Follow the link below to read his thoughts. https://doinghistoryinpublic.org/2020/06/09/cherry-picking-the-past-empire-through-a-public-lens/ Liam is the latest of our MLitt

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Global History research Seminar: 19th February

On Wednesday 19th February at 4.30pm, Dr Samiksha Sehrawat (Newcastle Uni) will speak on: ‘Writing histories of the globalization of biomedicine: Colonial hospitals and their legacies for the Global South‘ Fairlie Room, Main Library 4.30-6pm. All welcome

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Workshop: Thinking the empire whole

The Scottish Centre for Global History is pleased to invite you to a workshop on Monday 20th May, 4:00-6:00pm, at Scrymgeour 1.08 to discuss Professor Steven Pinctus’s latest work on the British Empire. The historiography of the British Empire before the end of the eighteenth century lies in pieces. It is hopelessly fractured and therefore

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“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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Global History Seminar 3 October 2018 – Dr Matt Graham, ‘Africa is a Country’

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 the their AHRI research seminar this semester. Dr Matt Graham, historian of modern South

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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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