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‘The Scottish Centre for Global History is delighted to announce that Christopher Fevre will be returning as our Doctoral Fellow for 2018. We look forward to continuing to work with him over the coming year, as his contributions to the running of the Centre, have been invaluable.’

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Upcoming History Seminar Dr George Karekwaivanane: Wednesday 6th December

As advanced notice for your diaries, we are delighted to announce that our next History Seminar, on Wednesday 6th December, will be hosting Dr. George Karekwaivanane from the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Karekwaivanane will be in Dundee to present on “The Struggle Over State Power in Zimbabwe: Law and Politics since 1950”. The

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Public Lecture by Prof. Wayne te Brake, Monday 30 October, 5 – 7.30pm

You are warmly invited to a public lecture which Prof. Wayne te Brake (Purchase College, State University of New York) will give at the University of Dundee on Monday, 30 October 2017, 5-7.30 PM in Dalhousie Building 3G05 (Lecture Theatre 2).  The title of the lecture is ‘Making Religious Peace: A Historical Perspective’.  It is

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Global History Centre to host talk by Dr Shabnum Tejani, SOAS, University of London

The Centre for Global History is delighted to announce that it will host a talk by visiting speaker, Dr Shabnum Tejani, from the SOAS at the University of London, on Wednesday 27 September 2017, from 4.30 to 6.30pm (venue to be confirmed). The title of Dr Tejani’s talk will be “Beef Wars: Secularism and a

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New publication in The Conversation on the legacy of Steve Biko

The Conversation has published an article by Dr Matt Graham on why the legacy of Steve Biko is often overlooked in the popular history of South Africa’s liberation struggle. Despite being a well-known figure before his murder, which led to an out pouring of international anger and condemnation, Biko’s impact and influence has increasingly been

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Christopher Fevre attends ‘Corporate Use of Social Media’ event

Earlier this year, and on behalf of the Scottish Centre for Global History (SCGH), Christopher Fevre attended an Organisational and Professional Development (OPD) event which looked at the potential uses of social media within a corporate environment. Since then, Christopher has been sharing his knowledge with members of the SCGH in order to develop a strategy

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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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