Nineteenth-century Imperialism and Exploration. A group in which to explore, among other things, transnational influence and exchange in disparate cultures, narratives of exploration and the socio-cultural site of colonial interaction.
For centuries, continental Europeans have come to Wales for numerous reasons. During the Romantic period some came seeking a rural idyll, whilst others in the Victorian era travelled as industrial spies, and during times of war many refugees escaped to Wales to find shelter from persecution. Not only have continental Europeans left their traces…[Read more]
In an article that exposes the roots of Brexit-era Germanophobia, Rita Singer details how Welsh press coverage and poetry about U-Boat attacks on Welsh ships evolved into racialised depictions of German U-Boat combatants as ‘Huns’, monsters, ghouls and Satanic fiends
Rita Singer deposited A Welshman on the Water: The Portrayal of In-Betweener Identities in Richard Doddridge Blackmore’s The Maid of Sker (1872) in the group Imperialism & Exploration on Humanities Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Published during a time of rapid colonial expansion, Richard Doddridge Blackmore’s The Maid of Sker (1872) constitutes a conglomerate of fictional autobiography, historical and sensation novel. It takes the reader on a number of voyages to witness the most important British sea battles at the end of the eighteenth century. Considering the…[Read more]
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Frans Prasetyo deposited The struggle for land rights: Indonesian (urban) Agrarian Reform and (against) the Global Land Forum in Bandung in the group Imperialism & Exploration on Humanities Commons 2 years, 1 month ago
INDONESIA PROMISED AN AMBITIOUS PROGRAM of agrarian reform. Based on that ambition, Jokowi’s government released a presidential regulation on agrarian reform. This was done, together with the 2018 Global Land Forum meeting, in Bandung, several months before the presidential election. This month, the Indonesian presidential election has been a c…[Read more]
This week the Indonesian presidential election has been a contest between the incumbent Jokowi, who has promised an ambitious programme of agrarian reform, and the descendent of the military dictator Suharto. In this article, Frans Ari Prasetyo exposes the contradictions of the Jokowi government’s dependence on the World Bank and local c…[Read more]