The Centre is delighted to welcome Professor Sanjay Sharma (Ambedkar University, Delhi) as the Leverhulme Visiting Professor in 2021/22. Professor Sharma is a historian of colonial India, specialising in famine policy and philanthropy in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Leverhulme grant awarded to Dr Nandini Bhattacharya and Professor Sanjay Sharma will enable the School and the Scottish Centre for Global History to access expertise in the study of international welfarism, philanthropy, and state policy in the global South. Professor Sharma will present research seminars and engage with UG and PG students on the themes of economic and cultural history, development strategies in the global South, and on reading archives from the global South during his tenure here. He will also give public lectures on similar themes to a wider audience.
Below are some of the more recent publications by members of the history faculty at the University of Dundee:
- Weather, Migration and the Scottish Diaspora: Leaving the Cold Country. Professor Graeme Morton seeks to answer why many Scots left a temperate climate at home in exchange for greater temperature extremes abroad. (See below for further book details)
- Imperial Sanctuaries: The Hill Stations of Colonial South Asia. A contribution by Dr Nandini Bhattacharya that explores constructions of tropical climate in colonial discourse and examines how racial categories created a distinctive colonial urbanism. It is part of a larger compendium, which covers the economic, political and social history of Colonialism in South Asia.
- ‘Mandela’s out so apartheid has finished’: the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and South Africa’s transition to majority rule, 1990-1994. The article, published in the journal on Contemporary British History, provides the first concerted analysis of the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) between 1990 and 1994, examining the various local and transnational challenges that confronted the movement during this period and how it sought to overcome them.