// Latest Posts

Remembering a Democratic Legacy of the Great War in Interwar India

In 2019, India will embark upon a uniquely postcolonial set of centenaries. During the Great War the Defence of India Act (1915) had given the Government of India exceptional powers to silence dissent and crush any nascent “terrorist” or “revolutionary” movement. So effective had the powers proven, against both radical and moderate nationalists, that there …

British Parliamentary Archives, London

The Parliamentary Archives house the records of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and other collections relating to the running of Parliament. Visits are by appointment only and the staff were kind enough to have ordered in-advance some documents I had located via the online database, Portcullis. These included personal papers (Correspondence between …

Event: Historical Geographies of the Future

All three of the project team will be heading down to London this August for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference. From discussions that have been emerging from the grant, Mike Heffernan and I are co-convening two sessions on histories of the future, see below. Where Next? Historical Geographies of the Future Royal Geographical Society, 1 …