New Exeter History Network for Early Career Imperial & Global Researchers

Gareth Curless

Membership in the Network is open to any postgraduate and early career researcher interested in the field of Imperial & Global History, broadly defined.

The Imperial and Global History Network is an exciting new resource for early career researchers and posgraduates at the University of Exeter.

The aim of the Network is to connect postgraduate and early career researchers working in the field of Imperial and Global history, providing an inter-disciplinary forum for the discussion of research questions and methodologies, archival research and fieldwork, and funding applications and career development. The Network is hosted by the Centre for Imperial and Global History at the University of Exeter and membership is open to any postgraduate and early career researcher interested in the field. If you’re interested in joining the Network or you would like to find out more information please contact one of the convenors: Dr Gareth Curless and Dr Stacey Hynd. Continue reading “New Exeter History Network for Early Career Imperial & Global Researchers”

Nearly 100 PhD Awards Available, Including in the Study of Imperial & Global History

Stacey Hynd

Dear Colleagues and Prospective Students,

If you are seeking PhD funding in the fields of World/Global/Colonial/Imperial History, please may I draw your attention to the following funding opportunities at the University of Exeter.

  • AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership South West and Wales Consortium (SWWC) [up to 50 awards available, deadline 21 February, with an Open Day on 22 January]
  • ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre +3 and 1+3 Studentships [25 Awards, deadline 13 February]
  • ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre +3 and 1+3 Studentships in Security, Conflict and Justice [2 awards, deadline 13 February]
  • College of Humanities Graduate School Doctoral Awards [12 awards available, deadline 2 February].

For more details see

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/studentships/?subject=19 Continue reading “Nearly 100 PhD Awards Available, Including in the Study of Imperial & Global History”

France in Africa – Imperialist Humanitarian?

Francois Hollande, Socialist Party president-elect of France, waves to supporters in Toulouse. (Regis Duvignau/courtesy Reuters)
Francois Hollande waves to supporters in Toulouse. (Regis Duvignau/courtesy Reuters)

Martin Thomas
Director, Centre for the Study of War, State and Society, University of Exeter

As the UN warns of an impending humanitarian disaster in the Central African Republic (CAR), what should we make of France’s recent back-to-back interventions in sub-Saharan Africa? Is there an echo in this of the clientalist politics pursued by France in Africa in the years after formal decolonization? Continue reading “France in Africa – Imperialist Humanitarian?”

Teaching ’12 Years a Slave’ and other Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

greatbooksDebating the origins of the First World War will have to wait a few days. Why? Because this week was a big one for other imperial and global news, from teaching the history of slavery to the end of globalization. Here are some of the Forum’s top picks of the week. Continue reading “Teaching ’12 Years a Slave’ and other Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

Considering a History PhD at Exeter? Registration Open till Monday for the PhD funding Open Day

Want to do a PhD in history at the University of Exeter?

There is still time.

Prospective applicants who are eligible for funding can register for our Open Day in Bristol on Wednesday 22 January 2014. The aim of the Open Day is for you to learn more about the research opportunities and supervisory expertise offered in the SWW DTP. The deadline for registering is 12.00 midday Monday 13 January 2014. Continue reading “Considering a History PhD at Exeter? Registration Open till Monday for the PhD funding Open Day”

Fighting the Myths of the First World War

Television - BBC - Blackadder Goes Forth - Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson - London
Rowan Atkinson as Cpt. Edmund Blackadder (left). Tony Robinson as Private Baldrick (right).

Marc-William Palen

Did you miss this weekend’s intellectual battle over the myths of the First World War? Here are the highlights.

Round 1, Gove v. Evans

Late last week, Education Secretary Michael Gove fired off the year’s opening salvo in the pages of the Daily Mail in ‘Why Does the Left Insist on Belittling True British Heroes?’ As the title suggests (and now with support from Stephen Pollard in the Express and UKIP’s Nigel Farage in the Independent), Gove attempts to situate the debate as a Left v. Right political issue (for which Professor Gary Sheffield has taken him to task). Continue reading “Fighting the Myths of the First World War”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

LawBooksNeed some distractions for the new year? Here are some of the most noteworthy recommended reads of the week from the Imperial & Global Forum. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”