The Department of History has an Empire and Postcolonial Research Group which links to the cross-faculty Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies. Areas of particular interest include the British Empire, colonial India, links between the West and the postcolonial world, empire in Asian port cities, and heritage. Research into imperial conflicts including policing and counterinsurgency is a particular strength, and one which overlaps with our Crime and Policing Research Group. Members of staff have particular regional expertise covering Asia (India, SE Asia, the coast of China) and Africa (Kenya).
We welcome applications in areas which correspond to current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact the department.