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Xavier and the Portuguese colonial legacy
Pamila Gupta

downtown Panjim, which is invested in promoting Goa’s ‘Portuguese-ness’ through exhibits, exchange programmes, and Portuguese language lessons. I wandered through the streets of Fontainhas, one of Goa’s oldest neighborhoods and a fine example of Portuguese colonial architecture and urban planning, both catching glimpses of Portugal’s faded glory and getting caught up its nostalgia for all things

in The relic state
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Kynan Gentry

governments tended to look to one another first and foremost, with strong networks of exchange of ideas and information being in place as well as artefacts. In part this was also, of course, a consequence of the nature of colonial societies, which owing to their youth and fluidity generally did not have the collective class-based economic might or will to undertake independent preservation activities on the

in History, heritage, and colonialism
A Maori tribal response to Te Papa: the Museum of New Zealand
Paul Tapsell and Te Arawa

that effectively ameliorate differences and misunderstandings. Those who decide such rules of engagement are the people who belong to the marae: the tangata whenua , or descendants of the surrounding ancestral lands. 2 So, for example, were you to come to our marae and stand before us, we would be welcoming you but we woud also be prescribing how that welcome is to proceed from beginning to end. We’d weep for our dead, exchange talk, exchange gifts and exchange breath by pressing noses with the hongi . Completing the hongi

in Rethinking settler colonialism
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Douglas J. Hamilton

number of contexts. They were not just an ‘ethnic’ group. Networks of Scots were highly complex and adaptable phenomena which were at once familial, Scottish, British and Atlantic. As a result of the activity of the networks, the Scottish–Caribbean interaction emerges as a dynamic and symbiotic relationship, as an underpinning of the Atlantic world as a transnational world of exchanges

in Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic world 1750–1820
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John M. MacKenzie

curators and their museums, although that power was sometimes challenged and a tradition of exchanges of both ideas and specimens across colonies became well established. However, the focus was localised in a variety of ways, not least when elite groups sought to transform their initial desire to interact with each other (and with savants elsewhere) into an ambition to spread their intellectual

in Museums and empire
The Queen’s currency and imperial pedagogies on Australia’s south-eastern settler frontiers
Penelope Edmonds

European and Indigenous subjectivities in various ways. In these lessons of empire, coins were the medium of exchange, and the young Queen’s physical image, her visage, constituted a key point of arbitration or palaver. Such moments of assay reveal the ways in which coins were entangled with the continuous and uneven engagements with the idea of the sovereign

in Mistress of everything
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Diane Robinson-Dunn

From The Depths which deals with class and gender tensions. Whenever similar terms and ideas appear in different parts of the world linked politically or otherwise we say that cultural exchange takes place. What exactly does this phrase mean? How are ideas exchanged, and does the act of reproducing them in different contexts involve some type of mutation or transformation? What role do

in The harem, slavery and British imperial culture
Dogs, snakes, venoms and germs, 1840–68
Peter Hobbins

mortalities dominated the official and popular discourse in British India’, notes Pratik Chakrabarti. 25 Fluctuating between fieldwork and pharmacology, Calcutta-based studies sought to systematise knowledge and allay alarm across the principalities. Concurrently, considers Kay Anderson, an escalating commerce in zoological exchange saw cobras institutionalised among the ‘staple creatures’ which circuited

in Venomous encounters
The Ocean group in East and Southeast Asia, c. 1945–73
Nicholas J. White

on trade with the Indian subcontinent and Australasia, whereas Blue Funnel maintained its position as the dominant UK shipping line on East and Southeast Asian routes. At the beginning of the 1970s, Blue Funnel was still reckoned to hold the strongest international shipping position in a trading realm which traversed an arc from Sri Lanka to Japan. 9 Despite a listing on the London Stock Exchange after

in The empire in one city?
Frances Steel

to Suva for a host of reasons related to broader regional patterns of labour migration, trade, kinship ties, rituals of feasting and exchange, religion, education and adventure, or, as in this case, perhaps for ‘less salubrious reasons’. 4 This particular instance of indigenous travel exposed latent tensions between the interests of the colonial state and the steamship company. The USSCo

in Oceania under steam