History is more than the past

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David H. Mould and Kazakh warrior chief.

I’m one of those academic misfits, a committed generalist. I’m interested in many disciplines, as long as they don’t involve equations and statistics. Continue Reading ›

Books for freedom fighters

Vincent Intondi

Vincent Intondi

Like most students, growing up I dreaded history. I thought it was boring. I had no interest in memorizing dates for a standardized test. I was tired of learning the same narrative–that is until I discovered A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Continue Reading ›

Books and the serendipity of research

Colonial pasts and reading presents

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Sverker Finnström

When I started my graduate studies in Uppsala, Sweden, I never guessed I would end up spending a lot of time in northern Uganda, the epicentre of a most brutal war between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Ugandan armed forces. Continue Reading ›