The principal objective of the Network is to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for postgraduates and early career academics to discuss ideas and issues relating to the researching of Global and Imperial history. Hosted by the Global and Imperial Research Group in the Department of History, the Network also incorporates staff and students from the Departments of English, Politics, and Modern Languages, as well as the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies. We hope to develop online forums for the discussion of research questions and methodologies, to connect individual researchers with others working in in their field. We also aim to facilitate the sharing of practical advice for archival research and fieldwork, as well as for funding applications and general career progression. The network will also host regional workshops to discuss research trends and develop collaborative projects.
Another key aim of the Network is to establish collaborative partnerships with regional institutions and research centres. At present the Network is associated with:
- The Centre for the Study of Colonial and Post-Colonial Societies, the University of Bristol
- Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies, the University of Southampton
- Centre for Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies, the University of Sussex
- Department of History, School of Humanities and Performing Arts, Plymouth University
The Network’s steering committee would welcome enquiries from other institutions or research centres that are interested in developing further collaborative links. The Committee would also welcome any individual postgraduate or early career researcher interested in Global and Imperial History is welcome to register as an affiliate of the Network and participate in its activities. For enquiries about the Network and its activities please contact: Gareth Curless, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the network website for further information.