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'An Empire of Islands' AHRC Funded Collaboration with the National Maritime Museum and Sheffield Hallam University

Published: 31 March 2017
Dr John McAleer
Dr John McAleer

An Empire of Islands: Concepts, Contexts and Collections

The National Maritime Museum is working with Dr John McAleer, University of Southampton, and Dr Douglas Hamilton, Sheffield Hallam University, on a series of workshops on the theme of islands and empire, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The meetings will bring together international scholars to explore the roles played by islands in shaping the British Empire.

Often imagined as special places, islands have long been seen as Edenic or utopian. Small islands situated in the middle of oceans and remote from continental land masses often possess an importance out of all relation to their size and resources.

Read more about this project on their webpage here.

Follow the project on the Royal Museums Greenwich website and on Twitter at @empire_islands.

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