“They Are Not Colonies but Jails”: Indian Indentured Labour in Colonial Mauritius, 1852-1900

By Sascha Auerbach, Department of History, The University of Nottingham To understand the rationale for the research conducted with the generous aid of IAPS seedcorn funding, a little background on the topic of study is necessary. Today, the constant flow of population across the globe—whether as workers, visitors, or refugees—is a common feature of life.  …

Tri-campus workshop on ‘Human Security in the Global South’

We are pleased to announce the first tri-campus IAPS and Sustainable Development RPA workshop: Human Security in the Global South Tentative date: end of February 2016 This workshop acts as a research collaboration and exploration platform, bringing 10-15 academics from three campuses working on Human Security Issues in the global south together for future collaboration …

IAPS PhD Studentship in History

IAPS is co-funding a PhD studentship in conjunction with the Department of History, within the School of Humanities at the University of Nottingham.  We invite applications for a PhD Studentship in one or more of the following areas:  the history of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century East Asia (especially Japan), and the history of migration, labour, …

Riots in Singapore as it struggles to juggle growth and migration

Caryl Thompson writes: Singapore, an affluent city-state, is known for being orderly and conformist. So the riots that took place on the night of the 8 December in the Little India district came as a shock to authorities and residents alike. This was not, as prime minister Lee Hsieng Loong, has suggested an “isolated incident”. …