Welcome to the Imperial & Global Forum, the blog of the Centre for Imperial and Global History at the History Department, University of Exeter! Under the directorship of Professor Andrew Thompson, the Centre brings together the strong research expertise of the University’s eminent imperial historians. It comprises of one of the largest groups of imperial and global historians currently working in the UK. Beginning 18 November, our blog will accordingly offer a dynamic exploration of the complexities of empire and globalization, past and present. In the meantime, we welcome any comments on the site. Also, be sure to visit our Centre homepage, and please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!