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The Colonial Hangover Project


The Magazine

Launched in January 2020, the magazine aims to build on the work of the project to create a space to explore academic research on the hidden legacies of empire.
We aim to create an equal platform, to allow academics and students, from a range of backgrounds and age groups, to discuss in their own way how the hangover of colonialism has impacted their life and work.
Reflecting the way in which these historical legacies impact everyone in different ways, the Magazine will be sharing a wide range of content - from comment pieces, book reviews to spoken word poems.

The Team

Professor Matthew Watson

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Shahnaz Akhter

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Daniel Ben-Shaul

As the memories of colonialism begin to fade from the national psyche, it is more vital than ever that the next generation continues to learn about the impact of empire on British society and culture.

It is my hope, therefore, that the magazine at least helps to partially fill this gap in the British education system, and allows the future leaders of tomorrow to challenge conceptions and legacies of the past.

The Colonial Hangover Magazine is unique, in that for the first time it gives students and academics a level platform to share how these legacies have impacted. This is so important as it emphasises how Empire shapes the lives of everyone - from all backgrounds, and all corners of the UK and Commonwealth.

Jay Seol

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The Colonial Hangover Project, and the corresponding magazine, would not be possible without the support of the Department of Politics and International Studies, and the widening participation and outreach teams in both the department and university.
Past Undergraduate Research Assistants for the Project have also been instrumental in shaping what the project is today.
With Thanks To:
Nikita Shah, Honey Fafowora (15/16)
Taznema Khatun, Jonas Eberhardt (16/17)
Ben Hayday, Alex Delameilleure (18/19)