Month: March 2016

  • imperial projects

    Another couple of interesting ‘imperial projects’ currently in progress: Alan Lester is leading a project called ‘Snapshots of Empire’ based at the University of Sussex. This project will analyse in detail three separate years of correspondence (1838, 1857, 1879) coming in and going out of the Colonial Office and East India Company/ India Office to see how the empire […]

  • Reading… C A Bayly

    So I’m reading Christopher Bayly at the moment. When he passed away last year he was one of the leading historians of British India, the British empire generally, and also of a new global history. Richard Drayton gave a nice write-up of Bayly’s work in his obituary in the Guardian. I’ve been reading his 1998 […]

  • Books

    My first books have arrived by courier from the fantastic Massey Library Distance Service! Here’s the list: Origins of nationality in South Asia: patriotism and ethical government in the making of modern India / C.A. Bayly Imperial meridian: the British empire and the world, 1780-1830 / C.A. Bayly The Maori and New Zealand politics: talks […]

  • My PhD has begun…

    I’ve set up this blog page to profile my work and to blog/journal my way through my PhD. I am a PhD candidate in history on a Marsden trust scholarship. My PhD will reconstruct mentalities and political argument concerning New Zealand’s constitutional evolutions, late 1830s-1860s, in both European and indigenous (Maori) worlds. Methodologically the work […]