An Empire of Readers

How was the eighteenth-century pursuit of knowledge intertwined with enslavement and empire? Lucy Moynihan on the history of literary institutions in the British colonial world.

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This Virtual Special Issue curates History Workshop’s contribution to refugee studies - with a new introduction and 20 articles, free access for six months.

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A nation of dog lovers?

The British pride themselves on being a nation of dog lovers. However, Chris Pearson reveals that colonial Britain’s canine savoir-faire was conditional and only certain types of dogs were acceptable in 'civilised' countries.

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The Colonial Money Trail

To what extent has colonial money helped build Britain's heritage sector? Isabel Gilbert on the importance of publicly and transparently acknowledging the problematic roots of British country houses and their collections.

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