Scientists have found more ‘alien species’ today in regions that were once key parts of European empires.
The mega dam in Jinja was meant to give Uganda energy independence, but this was constrained by Britain’s agricultural interests in Egypt.
Western fashion, laundering and style reflected the racialized politics dramatically shaped by profound global transformations bound up with slavery, colonialism and modernization.
The British empire brought the practice of commons enclosure to Africa to claim land. Its effects continue today at sites like the Liesbeek River in Cape Town.
Queen Elizabeth harnessed goodwill from Canadians mostly as an individual, rather than as the hereditary head of an institution. But her death will lead to debate about the relevance of the monarchy.
Gathered throughout the period of the British empire and gifted to the people of Glasgow, this famous collection is both spectacular and problematical.
The fate of the so-called princely states was a particularly contentious issue during India’s Partition, which killed about 1 million people and left millions more displaced.
Understanding how our ancestors may have benefited from industrialisation and colonialism could help us become more climate-friendly citizens.
From the tax we pay to the wine we drink, many policies in Britain today have their roots in imperialism.
In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we also explore the reasons for India’s neutrality over the Ukraine war.
The IPCC’s latest climate report discusses how colonialism has shaped climate, a breakthrough for the climate justice movement.
This year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will draw on traditions that have bolstered support for monarchs since the early 1800s — it could help this year’s celebrations succeed again.
An expert on the royal family’s finances explains how they still benefit from historical connections to slavery and empire.
By raising the Mauritian flag on the Chagos Islands, the east African nation has reasserted – if only symbolically – its claim to sovereignty.
A scholar on South Asian affairs traces the growth of Hindu nationalism, started by an atheist anti-colonial revolutionary, to the one adopted under Modi’s government.
When people fled the new United States in the 18th century, they were taken in by the British Empire but became disillusioned by unfulfilled British promises.
Stone from one small island was used in Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral and many other landmarks.
Britain’s preoccupation with the canal was as much about controlling Egypt as it was about global trade.
Canada’s new governor general will have to fuse the British, French, American and Indigenous elements of Canada that together are the core of the country.
The coronavirus epidemic has made us all rethink our workspaces. But the needs of the times have always influenced the office space – whether for the colonial empire or a growing commerce.