This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (1950) is collection of science fiction short stories about the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing an environmentally devastated Earth and coming into conflict with aboriginal Martians (left). The film poster for Sun Ra’s Afrofuturist science fiction film, Space Is The Place (1974), (right).

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From colonizing Mars to the imperial origins of gun rights, 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 deconstructing BBC’s The Crown to fascism’s pre-Trump transatlanticism, 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

Inmates of a relief camp in Madras (during the famine of 1876-1878), by Willoughby Wallace Hooper. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

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

From memorializing Britain’s colonial crimes to the end of “Western civilization,” 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 technoglobalism and its discontents to uncovering 21st-century slave auctions, 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 how First World War colonial violence came home to what if the Soviet Union hadn’t collapsed, 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

Some members of India’s ruling Hindu rightwing party claim the Taj Mahal does not reflect Indian culture.
Photograph: Pawan Sharma/AP

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

From erasing the Mughals from Indian history to the 70th birthday of the foundation stone of global commerce, 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 Eldorado club in Berlin was one of the many popular clubs for ‘homosexuals and transvestites’ visiting the city in the 1920s and early 30s. (c) Germany Federal Republic Archives

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

From the Hollywood Nazi who spied for America to the myth of the spitting anti-war protester, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”