1. On the Traces of Pocahontas


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    A video by Max Carocci and Simona Piantieri Full credits at the end of the video Video length: 5 minutes approx. The continuing legacy of John White’s seventeenth century watercolors is discussed…

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    • The Last Mughal - William Dalrymple - Gresham College Lectures


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      Bahadur Shah Zafar II, the last Mughal Emperor of India, was a mystic, an accomplished poet and a skilled calligrapher, but he will be mainly remembered for giving his blessing to the largest uprising…

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      • The Rise and Fall of the British Empire - Professor Kathleen Burk


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        In 1945, the imperial possessions of Great Britain circled the globe; in 2005, there was virtually nothing left of the Empire. Why? Was Great Britain forced out by the colonial peoples themselves,…

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        • Serpentine Falling (2014)


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          This experimental film was shot at Serpentine Falls, a location east of Perth, Western Australia. Concept behind this work was derived from a corporal sensation of falling, sinking and re-emerging…

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          • Empire: From Conquest to Control - Professor Richard J Evans FBA


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            From the 1880s through to the First World War, European empires slowly imposed their control on the territories that in many cases existed merely on paper. This lecture asks how and why European powers…

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            • RIOT or REVOLUTION


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              The Eureka Stockade, 1854, is the only time Australians have stood under opposing flags and faced each other on a field of battle. Here's the opening sequence of the doco I made about this colourful…

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              • Great Britain and the Middle East - Professor Kathleen Burk


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                British interest in Egypt, still nominally part of the Ottoman Empire, became intense during the 1880s, with the acquisition of direct control over the Suez Canal. Late in the nineteenth century,…

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                • Decolonization: The End of Empire? - Professor Richard J. Evans


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                  European empires, re-divided after the defeat of Germany in 1918, continued to expand after the First World War, reaching their greatest extent in the early 1940s. The imperial ambitions of Fascist…

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                  • Empire in the Pre-Industrial World - Professor Richard J Evans FBA


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                    The first lecture in the series looks at the initial expansion of Europe, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It explores the great empires established by the British, Dutch, French, Ottomans,…

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                    • Stories from Stone: Africans in Colonial Rhode Island


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                      Most people when they hear the word slave think of a plantation in the south but slavery was a lot closer to home. This film tells short narratives of enslaved and free Africans in colonial Rhode…

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