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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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Hidden Truths: The Media, The West and Rwanda

Hidden Truths: The Media, The West and Rwanda Lynsey Anderson  As an undergraduate student, I found that studying history at the University of Dundee broadened my perspectives on global and international relations. I studied not only Scottish history, but also American, Russian, and contemporary African history. The consequences of globalisation are particularly prominent when studying

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Demystifying the Academic Conference or Seminar

Demystifying the Academic Conference or Seminar Christopher Fevre One of the most notable aspects of the evolution from taught postgraduate into PhD research is the growing expectation to present your work at academic conferences and seminars. Students often discuss how daunting a prospect this can be, which in my experience, has tended to revolve around

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The Forgotten Black Women of apartheid South Africa

The Forgotten Black Women of Apartheid South Africa  Chloé RISMANN In April 2017, I submitted my undergraduate research dissertation in History as part of my joint honours degree in History and International Relations. While taking the module Modern South Africa: Apartheid, African Liberation, and Democracy, I became fascinated by the role and the position of

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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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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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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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