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The Scottish Centre for Global History is now on social media

Welcome to the official website of the Scottish Centre for Global History (SCGH) based within the History programme at the University of Dundee. We are currently in the process of revamping the centre’s online presence, which will involve making a number of significant additions to this website. We will keep the website regularly updated with news relating

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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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Global History Day, 18 May, 2016

       

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Workshop: Interrogating the Revival of Empire in Humanities Research

A group of students and academics from three continents gathered in St. Andrews and Dundee last weekend for a series of workshops on Global History sponsored by the Scottish Graduate Schoolof Arts and Humanities. The workshops formed  part of a series of two months of debates, workshops, network events and conferences on Global History to

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Dr Anne Sarah Rubin Seminar: ‘Mapping Memory: Sherman’s March and America’

On Friday afternoon, 13 Feb. 2015, Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin (http://annesarahrubin.com) of the University of Maryland stopped by the University of Dundee on a whirlwind tour of Scotland, organized by the U.S. Consulate General (Edinburgh) to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. Dr. Rubin taught a fascinating, hands-on seminar

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Review: Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922-67 (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2015)

Book review: Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922-67 (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2015), Daniel Owen Spence   In the history of the British Empire, the overwhelming importance of the naval dimension to the colonisation and maintenance of the imperial project is rarely appreciated fully in the literature. The power and projection of the British

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Transatlantic Notes – Scotland and America’s Shared Musical History

The Centre for Scottish Culture, at the University of Dundee, in conjunction with the AHRI is holding an event curated by Nancy Groce of the Library of Congress in Washington, including a concert by Brian McNeil. Join us for a unique event featuring an illustrated lecture and a compelling performance exploring 400 years of musical

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Scottish Centre for Global History new book launch: Dundee and the Empire: ‘Juteopolis’ 1850-1939

Professor Jim Tomlinson of Glasgow University will be launching his new book Dundee and the Empire: ‘Juteopolis’ 1850-1939’ published by Edinburgh University Press at an event jointly sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Institute and the Scottish Centre for Global History at the University of Dundee. This is an important work that caps a

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How Wars End

The Scottish Centre for Global History is hosting an international conference ‘How Wars End; at the University of Dundee on Friday 24 October 2014.  Speakers include Dr. Michael Brown (University of Saint Andrews), Dr.Fernando Chavarria (University of Alcala), Prof. Lothar Hobelt (University of Vienna), Dr. David Parrott: (University of Oxford), Prof. Linda Frey (University of

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Prof. Chris Whatley delivers the 2nd annual T.C. Smout Lecture

Professor Chris Whatley of the University of Dundee will deliver the second annual T.C. Smout Lecture ‘“Burns by an Englishman is impossible”: sculptors, statues and the contested memory of Robert Burns’. The lecture will be given October 2 at 5.15pm in the New Arts Lecture Theatre, at the University of St. Andrews. The lecture will

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