This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From using Instagram to teach forgotten histories to when rock fought against racism, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

“Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On)” by J. M. W. Turner, 1840

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From how not to be an alien to the microdynamics of late colonial violence, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history.

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This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From revisiting grand theories of history to topics you’re not supposed to discuss at dinner, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

India Office Records and Private Papers. Source: British Library, Mss Eur F112/276, f 102-103

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From an independent Kurdistan to when fascism almost came to Australia, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Dancers at the first-ever iteration of Carnival in St Pancras Town Hall. © Getty Images

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From remembering Claudia Jones to Brexit, Australian style, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Queen Lili’uokalani

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From murder on the Middle Passage to doubling the time people lived in the Americas, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From Imperial Japan and the Russian Revolution to reading some effing Orwell in the empire, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

‘The Opium Poppy’ (1776), by Mary Delany. Trustees of the British Museum.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From how European empires broke their opium habit to the humbling of the Anglo-American world, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

The María Pita departing from Coruña, 1803, engraved by Francisco Pérez via Wikimedia Commons

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From how children took the smallpox vaccine around the world  to how American slave owners started again in Australia, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Prof. Walter Rodney (1942-1980)

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From revisiting the murder of Walter Rodney to lying about history, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

‘This Plaque Is Dedicated to the Slaves That Were Taken From Their Homes.’ Banner taped to the pedestal of the toppled statue of Edward Colston, Bristol, UK. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From decolonizing Exeter to Black Lives Matter as America’s best ambassadors, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Man in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, sitting beneath graffiti depicting African American man George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody [Baz Ratner/Reuters]
Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From the USA as a long-time symbol of anti-black racism to global protests against police brutality, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

 

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From creating colonial Portugal in Africa to how the CIA learned to rock, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Paul Cézanne: ‘Apples and Oranges’, c.1899

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From why historical analogies matter to the trouble with comparisons, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From the myth of Henry Kissinger to the real Lord of the Flies, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”