This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Federal Building in Chicago. Architect: Henry Ives Cobb .Location: Dearborn, Adams and Clark Streets and Jackson Boulevard. Built: Between 1896 and 1905. Demolished: 1965.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From liberation as the fine art of losing to investigating the ‘Tartarian Empire’ conspiracy theory, 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

Orangemen marching in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1922. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From opening secret Northern Ireland files to undoing the myth of Australia’s peaceful settlement, 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

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Survivors of the Titanic included Ah Lam, Fang Lang, and Ling Hee. LP Films.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From rugby’s victims of Argentina’s dirty war to the search for Chinese survivors of the Titanic, 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 Berlin’s plan to return Benin statues to trouble at the V&A, 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

José Epita Mbomo’s card as a deported member of the French Resistance, issued by France in 1954. FAMILY ARCHIVEARCHIVO FAMILIAR

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From the Spanish electrician who sabotaged the Nazis to the remarkable influence of Walter LaFeber, 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

Women workers demonstrating in St Petersburg, Russia on International Women’s Day 1917.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From the socialist origins of International Women’s Day to Hong Kong in the neoliberal imagination, 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

Rufus Estes’s 1911 cookbook, included in Sokoh’s digital library on West African food heritage. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From a pandemic of human rights abuses to socialist revolution without class struggle, 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

A Cathay Pacific Douglas DC-3 flies over Hong Kong harbour in 1983 — the airline was acquired by Swire in 1948 ​ © Swire

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From fears for Polish Holocaust researchers to Britain’s fascist thread, 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 Statue of Peace in front of the former Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea commemorates comfort women, sex slaves taken by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The slogans on the tarp behind the statue demand the Japanese government to make reparations. By Simon J. Levien

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From how empire shaped Ireland’s past and present to rethinking the idea of US national security, 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
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From African Americans and the fate of Haiti to how Bridgerton erased Haiti, 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

Mob that burned down the offices of the Wilmington Daily Record. Getty Images.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From life in the shadow of Cecil Rhodes to digitizing the Nuremberg trials, 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

Villagers in fancy dress during a New Year’s​ carnival.. Moldova. Undated (1950s-1970s). Photo by Zaharia Cusnir. Recovered by Victor Galusca in 2016.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From remembering India’s first rock band to Ireland coming to terms with its imperial past, 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

Black Lives Matter demonstration in London, June 7, 2020 (Steve Eason, Flickr)

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From the single most important object in the global economy to crafting a global message of anti-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

Bretton Woods Conference, July 1944. Image source: UN photo

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From Bretton Woods 2.0 to revisiting the Zong Massacre, 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

Knole House, home of the Sackville-Wests. Photograph: IR_Stone/Getty Images.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter

From Belgium’s reckoning with its brutal colonial past to Novia Scotia’s lobster wars, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”