With debates over the public history of empire and colonialism intensifying across Europe, Afonso Dias Ramos explores the controversy in Portugal over the use of the term “Discoveries” to encompass the country’s complex colonial past.
Andrew Whitehead writes on the long and troubled history of the Indian relationship with Kashmir and its future directions, amidst the current violence and legal and political changes.
Delving into Sri Lanka’s colonial past, Shamara Wettimuny shows how the ‘Easter attacks’, or recent anti-Muslim violence has its roots in the ethno-nationalistic paradigm of the island.
What is a ‘photography of the East’? Taking the case of the ‘paradise island’ of Ceylon, Vindhya Buthpitiya explores how the island’s photographic past survives in fragments, glimpses, memories and fading archives.
As debate about Obeah – spiritual and healing practices – erupts in Jamaica, Diana Paton argues that laws against obeah have historically worked to uphold colonial power and to harass poor people.
‘It soon come’, runs the refrain in Linton Kwesi Johnson’s 1974 poem ‘Time Come’. Date 06 Jun 2019, 18:30 to 06 Jun 2019, 20:00 Venue Arts 2 Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS Booking Here ‘It soon come / look out! look […]
How was violence essential to sustaining the British Empire, and why is teaching this imperative in today’s world? Listen to the latest episode History Workshop Podcast.
Jessica Hinchy writes on how colonial officials sought to eliminate and ‘fix’ the gender identity of ‘Hijras’, who are often termed ‘transgender’, and the contemporary resonance of this process.
What did Peterloo mean in an international context? Shirin Hirsch investigates the connections between Peterloo and a global struggle for freedom.
Tyler West explores the history of white supremacy in New Zealand in the wake of the Christchurch attack.