Scottish Centre for Global History blog

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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‘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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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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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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