Global and Imperial History Research Seminar
Summary: The Global and Imperial History Research Seminar is chaired by Professor Judith Brown (Beit Professor of Commonwealth History), Professor John Darwin (Beit Lecturer of Commonwealth History), and Dr Jan-George Deutsch. The seminar meets each Friday afternoon during term, where a visiting, usually, scholar's recent research is presented. Those present then engage with both the historical material and historiographical questions of the work. The following podcasts are presented as a means of continuing those discussions and as a resource to those unable to attend. The Global and Imperial History Research Seminar would like to thank each of their speakers for their cooperation in making these recordings available.
Prof. Anderson (Oxford University) examines the tumultuous history in the Jubaland area of southern Somalia and northern Kenya at the turn of the 20th century. Professor David Anderson (Oxford University, African Studies Centre) presents research on the history of Jubaland, located in Southern Somalia and, previously until 1924, part of the Kenya colony and East African protectorate. Focused on the tumultuous history of British involvement in this area, Prof. Anderson uses the themes of Islam, imperialism(s), and transnational history to understand what was going on in this region at the turn of the 20th century. Anderson offers possible insights for the troubles facing this region today.
Professor Stephen Constantine (Lancaster University) presents research on migration within the British world and the effects it has on the marginalisation of different social groups. Professor Stephen Constantine, of Lancaster University, presents research, included in his recent work with Marjory Harper, 'Migration and Empire' (a part of the Oxford History of the British Empire series), on migration within the British world. Prof Constantine's research examines marginal groups, the experiences and treatment of the marginalised, and, lastly, deportation and the marginalised. This engaging presentation spans the breadth of the empire, drawing significant conclusions about migration in all areas, both geographically and socially, of Britain's imperial world. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Dr Christopher Harding (Edinburgh University) presents his research on the history of Christian contemplatives in post-independence India. Dr Christopher Harding, from the University of Edinburgh, presents research on Christian contemplatives in post-independence India. Figures such as B. Griffiths and M. M. Thomas stand out as fascinating figures in their unique blend of 'West meets East' Christianity. In his talk, Dr Harding engages with the intentions of Christian contemplatives in India, their unique practices in India and their emphasis on experiential Christianity.