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REVIEW: The Colonisation of Time by Giordano Nanni

Today’s ‘spring forward’ in the UK (clocks changing one hour to British Summer Time) suggests it’s a good moment to post the following, a review of Giordano Nanni’s wonderful book The Colonisation of Time. In 1884 Greenwich Mean Time was … Continue reading

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REVIEW(ish): Rosemary Seton’s ‘Western Daughters in Eastern Lands: British Missionary Women in Asia’ (2013)

Back in the spring (such as it was), Rosemary Seton was kind enough to ask me to speak at the book launch for her much-awaited contribution to the history of missionary women Western Daughters in Eastern Lands: British Missionary Women … Continue reading

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Andrew May on writing family history

I first saw my great great grandfather Thomas Jones in June 1996, though I had known of him from my earliest childhood. His face started out at me from the internet on the cover of a book by Welsh writer … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Welsh Missionaries and British imperialism by Andrew May (Manchester University Press, 2013)

I have recently been reading Andrew May’s Welsh missionaries and British imperialism for a review in the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial Studies and can say that it is both excellent, and beautifully written. Focusing on the experience of both … Continue reading

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Recent publications (February 2013)

Those of you interested in demographic and social histories of families, especially in early America, might be interested in the latest issue of The History of the Family, which includes a section on colonial families. This includes Kate Fawver’s introduction, … Continue reading

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Announcements: Workshop on Intimacy and Mission History, and Recent Publications

You might be interested in this workshop on the role of emotions and intimacy in the history of Christian missions. >> Investigating the Intimate in Mission Histories 17 October 2012 (9 am – 5 pm) and 18 October 2012 (9 … Continue reading

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New Release! (Esme Cleall, Missionary Discourses of Difference)

I just want to do a quick announcement today: our very own Esme Cleall has a book hot off the press! Entitled Missionary Discourses of Difference: Negotiating Otherness in the British Empire, 1840-1900, Esme’s book interrogates the ways in which … Continue reading

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