Global and Imperial History Research Seminar

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Global & Imperial History Research Seminar

Michaelmas Term 2020
‘Legacies of Colonialisms’


The following seminars will be given at 4pm on Fridays, via Zoom – all welcome. Click on titles below for Zoom registration links.  

Convenors: James Belich, Erica Charters, Richard Reid and Andrew Thompson


Week 1

16 Oct: Professor Andrew Thompson (Nuffield, Oxford), ‘The Human Rights of Political Detainees — Nelson Mandela, Robben Island and the International Committee of the Red Cross’  

Week 2

23 Oct: Professor Faisal Devji (St Antony’s, Oxford), ‘Escaping the Global Event: India, Islam and the Great War'  

Week 3

30 Oct: Dr Hannah Theaker (St Anne’s, Oxford), ‘Chinese Partition: Islamophobic Inheritances in the Legacies of the Great Northwestern Rebellion, 1860-1874’

Week 4

6 Nov: Dr William Ashworth (Liverpool), ‘Eric Williams Revisited: The State, Protectionism, Slavery, and Industrialisation, 1700-1800’

Week 5

13 Nov: Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh (Balliol, Oxford), ‘Toussaint Louverture, the Black Spartacus of Saint-Domingue’  

Week 6

20 Nov: Professor Keith Breckenridge (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research), ‘Revenge of the Commons: property, debt and collateral in the history of African financial capitalism’

Week 7

27 Nov: Dr Mishka Sinha (St John’s, Oxford), ‘Ordering the East- publishers’ series and the invention of the oriental classic, 1878-1950’

Week 8

4 Dec: Dr Graeme Thompson (Harvard), 'Kin Beyond Sea': W.E. Gladstone on Liberalism, Empire, and America, 1846-1898’