Questionable Allies: British Collaboration with Apartheid South Africa, 1960–90
In 2022, Sam Matthews Boehmer won the inaugural Global History dissertation prize, awarded to the best Warwick UG dissertation in the field of global history. His winning dissertation has now been published in the International History Review,Link opens in a new window and can be found hereLink opens in a new window.
Ceteris Never Paribus: The History of Economic Thought Podcast: Slavery, Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution
Maxine Berg (Warwick University) and Pat Hudson (Cardiff University) discuss their recent book, on the role of slavery in capitalist development and the British industrial revolution, on "Ceteris Never Paribus: The History of Economic Thought Podcast". Host and Producer: Maria Bach (Centre Walras-Pareto, University of Lausanne). Listen here.
Slavery, Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution
We are delighted to announce the publication of Slavery, Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution Link opens in a new window(Polity Press) by Maxine Berg and Pat Hudson. The role of slavery in driving Britain's economic development is often debated, but seldom given a central place. In their remarkable new book, Maxine Berg and Pat Hudson ‘follow the money’ to document in revealing detail the role of slavery in the making of Britain’s industrial revolution. Slavery was not just a source of wealth for a narrow circle of slave owners who built grand country houses and filled them with luxuries. The forces set in motion by the slave and plantation trades seeped into almost every aspect of the economy and society.
GHCC PG blog
As you may be aware, the Global History and Culture Centre has run a series of blog posts showcasing postgraduate research in global history. You can find the posts here. Following the success of previous paid initiative, we would like to issue another call for contributions. Each successful applicant will be paid a maximum of £250 for their contribution (based on a short-term appointment via Unitemps) upon the publication of a short blog entry, to be written by you, about a topic of your choice. This might be related to your research, or something tangentially connected to your research, or a reworked part of an essay you have already submitted, but it might also review a relevant book or feature an interview. The choice is yours, but you need to make a case to us why this is a suitable piece to publish on our GHCC blog. If you can explain in which way your proposed piece is global, this will count in your favour, but we accept a broad interpretation of what constitutes ‘the global’. The piece should be short (c. 1,000 words) and should have some images, a short blurb and a brief bio statement attached. Please submit your applications no later than Monday 27 February 2023.
An application form can be found here, please submit it to Amy.Evans@warwick.ac.uk
Over the past two decades the field of Global History has become firmly embedded within the historical discipline. However, it has been less successful in moving beyond a Euro-American institutional rootedness and intellectual orientation. Critics have pointed to the Eurocentricity of its conceptual frameworks; the dominance of Anglophone scholarship produced by Global North-based researchers and presses; and the marginalisation of actors, concepts, and perspectives originating in the Global South. Taking these criticisms as a point of departure, this summer school seeks to question what Global History is primarily about, who it is written by, and who it is written for. By questioning the epistemic inequalities and exclusionary processes that shape the field, and considering actors, conceptual tools and historical positions that originate from different parts of the world, we aim to outline a global history that is meaningfully shaped by perspectives from the Global South.