History Research Seminar Series - Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire

Professor Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge) will speak to the title ‘Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire’.

Professor Sujit Sivasundaram has worked primarily on the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries in the Indian and Pacific oceans, with a special emphasis on South and Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. He has wide thematic concerns which relate to the intersection of empires and globalisation with the environment, culture, technology, ethnicity, anthropology, science and medicine. He has published edited work on primary sources in the history of race. He also writes in maritime and oceanic history and on the complex of the human and animal in colonial contexts (eg. elephants, 'wolf children' and most recently the prehistory of covid-19). His work has also engaged the history of History on the global scale.

His book for Harper Collins, 'Waves Across the South' links the British empire and the age of revolutions in the oceans of the global South - the Indian and Pacific seas.

The paper will be followed by questions and discussion.

The History Research Seminar Series will be held on Zoom. You can book your place here for 'Waves Across the South'.