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Empire Feedback: Week 6
In our final feedback video, Professor Richard Toye talks to Dr. Marc Palen and Dr. Robert Fletcher about globalization, neo-imperialism, the League of Nations mandates system, decolonization, and why the British Empire still remains so controversial.
“Globalisation and the Roman World,” Imperial & Global Forum, 10 Nov. 2014.
A. G. Hopkins, ed., Globalisation and World History (W. W. Norton, 2002).
Empire Feedback: Week 5
In this week’s video Professor Richard Toye talks to Dr. Paul Young and Dr. Robert Fletcher about the nature of propaganda, the problems of analysing visual sources, and the question of how cultural history can help us understand Empire.
Empire Feedback: Week 4
In this week’s video professor Richard Toye and Dr. Nicola Thomas discuss why gender is relevant to the study of Empire, the significance and symbolism of clothing, and disciplinary differences between History and Geography.
Empire Feedback: Week 3
In this week’s feedback video, Professor Richard Toye talks to Dr. Gareth Curless and Dr. Nandini Chatterjee about race and religion in the British Empire. Topics discussed include present-day legacies and the degree to which it was possible for individuals within the Empire to adopt hybrid identities.
Empire Feedback: Week 2
In our second feedback video, Professor Richard Toye talks to Professor Martin Thomas and Dr. Stacey Hynd about issues such as the nature of psychological violence and comparisons between different empires.
Empire Feedback: Week 1
In this feedback video Professor Richard Toye and Dr. Marc Palen discuss issues raised by participants in response to Week 1 of the course, including the nature of free trade, the “gentlemanly capitalism” thesis, and the problem of moral judgment in history.
Suggestions for Additional Reading
Brendon, P. The Decline and Fall of the British Empire 1781-1997 (2007)
Brown, J., The Oxford History of the British Empire Vol. 4: The Twentieth Century (1999)
Ferguson, N., Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World (2003)
Howe, S., Empire: A Very Short Introduction (2002)
Hyam, R., Understanding the British Empire (2010)
James, L., The Rise and Fall of the British Empire (1995)
Koebner, R., and Schmidt, H.D., Imperialism: The Story and Significance of a Political Word, 1840-1960 (1964)
Porter, A. (ed.), The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol. 3: The Nineteenth Century (1999)
Thornton, A.P., The Imperial Idea and its Enemies: A Study in British Power (1985)
Webster, W., Englishness and Empire 1939-1965 (2005)
Africa Through a Lens https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/africa/
British Library Images Online https://imagesonline.bl.uk/
British Museum Online Collection http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx
Colonial Film Database http://www.colonialfilm.org.uk/
Global Commodities http://www.globalcommodities.amdigital.co.uk/
Ireland: Education and Empire http://www.irelandempire.ie/index.html
Library of Congress Digital Collection http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html
National Archives Online http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Home/OnlineCollections
National Library of Australia Digital Collections https://www.nla.gov.au/digicoll/
Pitt Rivers Museum http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/vcollections.html
Sudan Archive at Durham https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/sudan/
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces
Visualising China http://visualisingchina.net/
Wellcome Images http://wellcomeimages.org/
World Digital Library http://www.wdl.org/en/