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Saurabh Mishra

the late nineteenth century, significant investments into burgeoning new fields such as bacteriology? This certainly seems to be the case if we look at laboratories such as the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute in South Africa, which spearheaded cutting-edge research that set the agenda for metropolitan organisations. 1 We need to ask whether the research carried out at institutes in India, such as the

in Beastly encounters of the Raj
Sabine Clarke

In 1941 the Colonial Office made a commitment to fund scientific research into the chemistry of sugar. If sugar cane could be used to make plastics, building materials, drugs and other synthetic products, then it was hoped the British West Indies would find themselves in the fortunate position of being producers of a lucrative raw material for the chemical industry rather than a low-value foodstuff. This was a vision that endowed laboratory research with the power to transform the economic and social life of the British West Indies. But how

in Science at the end of empire
Sabine Clarke

During the 1940s the scientists engaged by the Colonial Office were generally able to undertake projects of fundamental research in the chemistry of tropical products along lines of their own choosing. The notion that scientific researchers required the freedom to select their own research problems was a principle upheld by the CPRC and also officials at the Colonial Office concerned with the operation of the CDW Acts. By the early 1950s, however, officials at the Colonial Office were concerned that the work overseen by the CPRC was not

in Science at the end of empire
Turning a ‘colonial science’ on Britain itself
Katherine Ambler

In 1954, the British Department for Industrial and Scientific and Industrial Research awarded funding to the University of Manchester’s Department of Social Anthropology for a series of studies of workplace behaviour in British factories. The project would send researchers into Lancashire garment factories and electrical engineering workshops

in British culture after empire

In recent years it has become apparent that the interaction of imperialism with disease, medical research, and the administration of health policies is considerably more complex. This book reflects the breadth and interdisciplinary range of current scholarship applied to a variety of imperial experiences in different continents. Common themes and widely applicable modes of analysis emerge include the confrontation between indigenous and western medical systems, the role of medicine in war and resistance, and the nature of approaches to mental health. The book identifies disease and medicine as a site of contact, conflict and possible eventual convergence between western rulers and indigenous peoples, and illustrates the contradictions and rivalries within the imperial order. The causes and consequences of this rapid transition from white man's medicine to public health during the latter decades of the nineteenth and early years of the twentieth centuries are touched upon. By the late 1850s, each of the presidency towns of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras could boast its own 'asylum for the European insane'; about twenty 'native lunatic asylums' had been established in provincial towns. To many nineteenth-century British medical officers smallpox was 'the scourge of India'. Following the British discovery in 1901 of a major sleeping sickness epidemic in Uganda, King Leopold of Belgium invited the recently established Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to examine his Congo Free State. Cholera claimed its victims from all levels of society, including Americans, prominent Filipinos, Chinese, and Spaniards.

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Rhodesia and the ‘Rivers of Blood’
Josh Doble
Liam J. Liburd
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Emma Parker

locally, the memorial at Southrepps Hall, established in 1990, attracted the support of two right-wing establishment groups, the Rhodesian Christian Group and the Constitutional Monarchy Association. 6 Rhodesia, and the legacies of this settler colony in Britain, was a common thread of interest that brought together three researchers engaged in very different projects: white life writing at the end of

in British culture after empire
Understanding Britain’s 1918–20 moment in the Middle East
Clothilde Houot

sortie de guerre de l’Empire ottoman: Grande Guerre, guerre nationale, guerre coloniale à la frontière syro-turque, 1918–1923’, Les Cahiers Sirice , 17 (March 2003), 29–30. 5 This exhibition lasted from 5 October 2018 to the end of January 2019 at the Hôtel des Invalides and was part of the ‘Mission du Centenaire’ events. An international research symposium entirely dedicated to the sorties de guerre , from the Armistice to the

in Exiting war
The Royal Historical Society and Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History: A Report and Resource for Change
Shahmima Akhtar

surveys, completed by staff and students in history varying from undergraduates and early-career researchers to permanent salaried and professorial level. Responses contained rich qualitative material in the free-text boxes (amounting to over 100 pages of commentary). While some of the latter was overtly racist, most respondents engaged thoughtfully with the survey. The embedded

in British culture after empire
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Battles over imperial memory in contemporary Britain
Astrid Rasch

intersection between academic and popular discussion. I will focus on two moments of particularly fierce debate, the reception of Niall Ferguson’s 2003 bestseller Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World and the accompanying TV series, and the controversy surrounding the 2017 opening of a research centre dedicated to studying ‘Ethics and Empire’ at the

in British culture after empire
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British anti- racist non- fiction after empire
Dominic Davies

, ‘how can I better talk about this?’, ‘isn’t even step 1 – it’s the beginning of your research on the way to step one’. 14 I have learned from my own contributions to the advancement of racial equality in higher-education institutions that it is very possible to ‘talk’ about race without being anti-racist. From decolonising curricula seminars to day

in British culture after empire