Forskningsarrangementer foråret 2013

3. arrangement med fokus på Global historie / 3rd research seminar: Global History

WRITING IMPERIAL HISTORY AFTER EMPIRE

med/with

Dr John Darwin (OXFORD)
       Professor Andrew S. Thompson (EXETER)

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John Darwin teaches Imperial and Global History at Oxford where he is Beit University Lecturer in the History of the British Commonwealth and a fellow of Nuffield College. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. His most recent books are After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire since 1405 (winner of the Wolfson History Prize for 2007), The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System 1830-1970 (which won the Trevor Reese Prize for Imperial and Commonwealth History in 2010), and most recently Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain (2012). His current project is an investigation of the role of colonial port cities in the expansion of empire and the growth of the global economy between 1830-1930.

Andrew S. Thompson is Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter. His most recent book is a volume of essays for the Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series entitled Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century (2012). Other publications include Empire and Globalisation: Networks of Peoples, Goods, and Capital in the British World, 1850-1915, co-authored with Gary Magee (2010), and The Empire Strikes Back? The Impact of Imperialism on Britain from the Mid-Nineteenth Century (2005). 

Suggested readings:

  • John Darwin, ‘Ending Empire’, in Darwin, Unfinished Empire: The Expansion of Britain (Allen Lane, 2012).
  • Bernard Porter, Review of ‘Unfinished Empire’, History Today (26 September 2012).
  • Link: http://www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/09/unfinished-empire
  • Andrew Thompson, ‘Afterword: The Imprint of Empire’, in Thompson (ed.) Britain’s Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century, (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012).

 All are welcome.

Contact: Christian Damm Pedersen, worldhistorycph@gmail.com/chrdamm@hotmail.com

World History Workshop is an academic forum for the exchange of ideas among students and scholars of the humanities and social sciences with an interest in world history.

The seminar is funded by the Velux Foundation.