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Lectures, Seminars, and Readings

Empire & Aftermath
Academic Year 2019-20


MONDAY, 12-13:00, Room L5

Lecture Capture

Lecturers vary from week to week and are identified by their initials:
DA (Prof. David M. Anderson); SC (Prof. Susan Carruthers);

S-CC (Dr. Song-Chuan Chen); RF (Dr. Robert Fletcher); SH (Prof. Sarah Hodges)

SP (Dr. Simon Peplow); JP (Dr. James Poskett); KS (Dr. Katayoun Shafiee);

CW (Dr. Callie Wilkinson).


The module's weekly seminars meet for one hour. There are six seminar groups, taken by Professor David M Anderson (2), Dr. Katayoun Shafiee (3), and Mr Bobby Tam (1).

Your are expected to complete the required reading for each seminar in advance, and you may be set tasks for each seminar by your tutor.

You must sign-up for your seminar group online. Once you have been assigned to a seminar group you cannot change.

Required reading

Students must complete the weekly reading assignment (as listed in the week's webpage) in advance of their seminar.


For any enquiries or issues, please contact the Module Convenor directly:

Professor David M. Anderson
Professor of African History
Room: H314

Weekly Timetable: Lectures and Seminars

Term 1
Week 01: Introduction: Empire and Aftermath (DA)
Week 02: Imperialism & Empire (RF)
Week 03: Studying Empire (RF)
Week 04: Popular Imperialism in 19th & 20th century Britain (RF)
Week 05: Empire and Race (JP)

Week 06: Reading week (no lecture or seminar)

Week 07: The East India Company (CW)
Week 08: Late Colonial India (SH)
Week 09: Anti-Colonial Nationalism in India (SH)

Week 10: Week 14: Western Imperialism in China (S-CC)

Term 2
Week 11: Violence and Decolonisation in Africa (DA)

Week 12: Africa's Imperial Legacies (DA)

Week 13: The Ottoman Empire in the 19th and 20th Centuries (KS)

Week 14: The British and French in the Middle East, 1914-1948 (RF)

Week 15: Post-colonial Iran (KS)

Week 16: Reading week (no lecture or seminar)

Week 17: American Empires (SC)

Week 18: China's Imperial Vision (S-CC)

Week 19: Empire Comes Home: Immigration & multiculturalism in Britain (SP)
Week 20: Legacies - Claim-making and truth-seeking after Imperialism (DA)

Term 3

Week 21: Course summary and round-up (DA)

Week 22: Revision session (DA)