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May 20

2019 STUDENT TEACHING AWARDS

I’ve been nominated for the Oxford University Student Union teaching awards, in the category of ‘outstanding tutor’.  The Student Union teaching awards ‘recognize the teachers, tutors, and staff who make a positive difference to students’ experience and lives while at Oxford’.  My colleagues at Queen’s, Amy Orben and Andrew Schuman were also nominated.   The Students’ Union Teaching Awards ‘recognise the teachers, tutors, and staff who make a positive difference to students’ experience and lives while at Oxford’.

IMAGE CREDIT: DAVID OLDS.  

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May 10

MY ARTICLE ON DEMOCRATIZATION AND EMPIRE

My article on Democratization and the British Empire has been accepted by the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History.  It will appear in a special number of the journal in honour of the global and imperial historian John Darwin, who supervised my doctorate at Nuffield College, Oxford.

The article tries to connect the political science literature on democratization, and especially its startling finding that British imperialism is positively correlated with post-independence democratic survival, and historians’ work on empire, which is often sceptical about the degree to which the British Empire was serious about democracy.  The special number of the journal is expected to appear in 2020.

IMAGE CREDIT: HERBERT BAKER, ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING OF THE INDIAN LEGISLATIVE BUILDING (INK AND OIL PAINT ON CLOTH, 1921), PART OF EDWIN LUTYENS’ AND HERBERT BAKER’S DESIGNS FOR IMPERIAL DELHI (NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, BENGALARU).

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May 04

GANDHI AND THE CORRESPONDENCE THEORY OF TRUTH

A chapter based on a paper I gave at a conference on the Philosophical Letter will be appearing in a book later this year.  It’s called ‘Gandhi and the Correspondence Theory of Truth’, and the book is called Dear Friend, You Must Change Your Life: The Letters of Great Thinkers.  It’s edited by Ada Bronowski, and published by Bloomsbury.

IMAGE CREDIT:  GANDHI COMPOSING A LETTER ON HIS WAY FROM INDIA TO THE SECOND ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE IN LONDON  (PRESS PHOTOGRAPH, 1931).

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