Podcasts

Centre academics have created a series of podcasts on global and imperial history, which are available to listen to on this page.

Talking Empire

Episode one: Jack Gallagher, Ronald Robinson and 'The Imperialism of Free Trade'

Professor Richard Toye and Professor Andrew Thompson discuss Robinson and Gallagher's article 'The Imperialism of Free Trade'.

Episode two: 'Africa and the Victorians'

Professor Richard Toye and Professor Andrew Thompson discuss the partition of Africa in the late nineteenth-century and the famous phrase "the official mind of British Imperialism". 

Episode three: The vocabulary of empire

Professor Richard Toye and Professor Andrew Thompson discuss Robinson and Gallagher's contribution to the vocabulary with which we think about empire today.

Episode four: Orientalism

Professor Richard Toye is joined by Dr Justin Jones to talk about Edward Said's famous 1978 book Orientalism.

Episode five: Edward Said: arguments and criticisms

Professor Richard Toye and Dr Justin Jones discuss Edward Said's work in more detail, and also explore criticisms of his ideas.

Episode six: Shi'a Islam in Colonial India

Dr Justin Jones talks to Professor Richard Toye about his book Shi'a Islam in Colonial India: Religion, Community and Sectarianism and the process of researching it.

Episode seven: The Absent-Minded Imperialists

Dr Justin Jones interviews Professor Richard Toye about Bernard Porter's 2004 book, The Absent-Minded Imperialists.

Episode eight: Churchill's Empire

Professor Richard Toye discusses his recent book, Churchill's Empire: The World that Made Him and the World He Made, with Dr Justin Jones.

Episode nine: Adam Smith and empire

Professor Richard Toye interviews Dr Marc-William Palen about Adam Smith's book The Wealth of Nations, published in 1776.

Episode ten: The Tragedy of American Diplomacy

Professor Richard Toye and Dr Marc-William Palen talk about the Tragedy of American Diplomacy by William Appleman Williams.

Episode eleven: Decolonisation

Professor Richard Toye and Professor Martin Thomas discuss decolonisation; the word and the process.

Episode twelve: The Wretched of the Earth

Professor Richard Toye interviews Professor Martin Thomas about Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth.

Episode thirteen: Fight or Flight

Professor Richard Toye talks to Professor Martin Thomas about his book Fight or Flight: Britain, France, and their Roads from Empire.

Episode fourteen: Violence and Colonial Order

Professor Richard Toye talks to Professor Martin Thomas about his book Violence and Colonial Order.