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This podcast series is brought to you by Uncomfortable Oxford, a student initiative run by doctoral students at the University of Oxford. With the goal of providing "A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire," talks are given by doctoral students in history. They are meant for a non specialist audience, but we provide suggested readings if you want to learn more! An audioscript for each episode is also available on our website at: https://www.uncomfortableoxford.co.uk/podcasts The perfect resource for schools, teachers, and interested listeners who simply want to expand their general knowledge of the history of the British Empire.

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This podcast series is brought to you by Uncomfortable Oxford, a student initiative run by doctoral students at the University of Oxford. With the goal of providing "A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire," talks are given by doctoral students in history. They are meant for a non specialist audience, but we provide suggested readings if you want to learn more! An audioscript for each episode is also available on our website at: https://www.uncomfortableoxford.co.uk/podcasts The perfect resource for schools, teachers, and interested listeners who simply want to expand their general knowledge of the history of the British Empire.

    Episode 8: The Inter-war Period

    Episode 8: The Inter-war Period

    This is the first episode of our final module of this series: Unmaking Empire?  The last module begins with a lecture on the Inter-war period, providing a comprehensive look at the historical moment often labelled as the 'height' of the British Empire....

    • 48 min
    Episode 7: First World War

    Episode 7: First World War

    We conclude our second module of the lecture series with a detailed overview of British Imperialism during the First World War.Historian Dr Jack Doyle takes you through the history of anti-colonial rebellion, white nationhood, and 20th-century...

    • 52 min
    Episode 6: Conquest in Africa

    Episode 6: Conquest in Africa

    We begin our second module of the lecture series with a detailed overview of British conquest in Asia.Historian Harriet Aldrich takes you through the history of British interaction with the African continent from the 1600s to the First World War. She...

    • 43 min
    Episode 5: Conquest in Asia

    Episode 5: Conquest in Asia

    We begin our second module of the lecture series with a detailed overview of British conquest in Asia.Historian Urvi Khaitan provides a discussion of the establishment of the British Raj after the revolt of 1857 and how British trade concerns led to...

    • 54 min
    Episode 4: The Pacific Ocean

    Episode 4: The Pacific Ocean

    Our first module of the lecture series is complete with the release of our fourth episode, focussing on the Pacific Ocean.Historian Sean Philips talks about the development of a pan-pacific region in European thought, juxtaposing it with the long...

    • 29 min
    Episode 3: The Indian Ocean

    Episode 3: The Indian Ocean

    Today we are excited to release the third episode of A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire, highlighting colonisation in the Indian Ocean.Historian Olivia Durand takes a longer view of the concept of 'exploration', explaining how the Indian...

    • 49 min

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