As part of my collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, I’ve written another blog, this time specifically on the problems with the museum’s Sound Archive and how my own work seeks to remedy them. Please find it here.
I’m very glad to say I’ve been published in the History Today magazine – one of Britain’s premier history magazines. Here’s the link to the article, or buy it in all good bookshops! https://www.historytoday.com/archive/behind-times/rotting-among-tsetse
I was very happy to give a brief presentation to the staff at the Imperial War Museum about detention and exile in Kenya during the Mau Mau Insurgency. It’s a 20 minute presentation so feel free to give it a listen. I’ve uploaded it here. Enjoy!
This time I’ve ventured beyond Kenya, to a project I worked on during my Masters, with a blog for Warwick’s Global History and Culture Centre. Hope you find it interesting! https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/ghcc/blog/the_international_far-right/
Very happy to announce that an article of mine has kicked off the 2021 series over on the Scottish Centre for Global History’s website! Here’s the link: ‘The Trouble with The English’: Mau Mau’s Place in The Present Debate about Imperial Legacies
Have a read of my article on the Imperial War Museum’s Research Blog: https://blogs.iwm.org.uk/research/2020/11/between-mau-mau-and-home-guard-intertwining-voices-mau-mau-uprising-iwms-archive
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