Monthly Archives: February 2015

Occasional Seminar – February 2015

Professor William Gervase Clarence-Smith will deliver a paper, ‘Animals of War in the Middle East, 1914-18’, to the Centre on Tuesday 10 February at 17.00 in Woolf Seminar Room 3. Tea, coffee and biscuits available for attendees.

Professor Clarence-Smith is Professor of the Economic History of Asia and Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He is also the Chief Editor of the Journal of Global History and the author of, inter alia, Islam and the Abolition of Slavery(London : Hurst, 2006).

More information about Professor Clarence-Smith can be found on his SOAS profile page.

Welcome Christine Whyte!

Dr Christine Whyte will be joining the School of History and the Centre for the History of Colonialisms as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in May 2015. Her project is entitled ‘Fostering Civilization: Liberians, imperialism and the family home, 1822-1865’.

After completing her PhD at ETH, Zurich, Dr Whyte has been a post-doctoral research fellow at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, working on a project analysing the connections between the origins of pan-Africanism and educational schemes in nineteenth-century Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Second Annual Lecture

The Centre is proud to host its second annual lecture. Entitled ‘The Uganda Museum and the History of Heritage in Africa’, the lecture will be delivered at 17.00 on Friday 6 March in Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 by Professor Derek Peterson. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

Derek Peterson was Senior Lecturer in Cambridge and he is now Professor of History and African Studies at the University of Michigan. His latest monograph, Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival (Cambridge: CUP, 2012), has been awarded the African Studies Association’s Herskovits Prize and the American Historical Association’s Martin Klein Prize. Professor Peterson has also edited collections of a wide range of subjects: from Idi Amin’s Uganda to history-writing in colonial Africa, passing through the politics of British slave abolition. He is one of the three editors of the New African Histories book series at Ohio University Press.

More information about Professor Peterson can be found on his University of Michigan profile page.