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Nature's Government. Science, Imperial Britain and the 'Improvement' of the World
'Nature's Government' provides a portrait of how the ambitions of the Enlightenment shaped the great age of British power, and how empire changed the British experience and the modern world.
Imperial London: Civil Government Building in London 1851-1915
Part 1 Context: the imperial city. Part 2 Need: the case for public buildings. Part 3 Administration: the Office of Works, 1851-1873 the Office of Works, 1873-1915. Part 4 Sites: art and science
Discussion: the futures of global history
Abstract Global history has come under attack. It is charged with neglecting national history and the ‘small spaces’ of the past, with being an elite globalist project made irrelevant by the
The Problem of the Hero(ine) in Caribbean History
This is the revised text of the 21st Elsa Goveia Lecture, given at Cave Hill, Barbados in March 2004. It examines, first, how Caribbean historiography, during and after the moment of constitutional
Where Does the World Historian Write From? Objectivity, Moral Conscience and the Past and Present of Imperialism
The contemporary historian, as she or he speaks to the public about the origins and meanings of the present, has important ethical responsibilities. ‘Imperial’ historians, in particular, shape how
Science and the Euopean empires
Science and Empires: Historical Studies about Scientific Development and European Expansion edited by Patrick Petitjean, Catherine Jami and Anne Marie Moulin. Pp. xiii + 411. Dordrecht: Kluwer