The Changing Relevance of Empire

The Changing Relevance of Empire

In this article Professor Trevor Burnard, a section editor for Empire to 1783 at the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH), Wilberforce Professor of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull, and Director of the Wilberforce Institute reflects on...
Colonialism’s climatic legacies

Colonialism’s climatic legacies

By Harriet Mercer   Environment & History, essay no. 10   In the tenth article in our ‘Environment & History’ series, Dr Harriet Mercer discusses how the history of knowledge production can help us understand whose voices are more privileged in the...
Deltas after rice: agrarian pasts, environmental futures

Deltas after rice: agrarian pasts, environmental futures

By Aditya Ramesh     Environment & History, essay no. 9   Our ninth contribution to our ‘Environment & History’ series by Dr Aditya Ramesh takes us back to waterways, this time in southern India. Reflecting on the historiographical positioning...

Reshaping the past: the lingering colonial present

Imperial and World History seminar15 October 2012Tom Bentley (University of Sussex)Reshaping the past: the lingering colonial presentThis podcast is about 20 minutes long. Violence is a driving force of colonialism, but it is not the only narrative available.  There...

Churchill’s Empire: The world that made him and the world he made

Hello all.  Just a brief abstract today from the Franco-British history seminar.  For the last few weeks updates to the blog and History SPOT has been a little on and off due to a busy couple of weeks here at the IHR and due to the fact that we had finally caught up...