When Things Go Wrong: Smuggling Artefacts from Baghdad to London in the late 19th Century
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When Things Go Wrong: Smuggling Artefacts from Baghdad to London in the late 19th Century

Many of the artefacts we see today in the ‘Ancient Near East’ collections of European and American museums were purchased in the late 19th and early 20th century from dealers who specialised in smuggling archaeological artefacts to Europe from Baghdad.

Thinking through Australian Coloniality: An Autoethnographic Reflection on Ancestry, Epistemology and Academia
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Thinking through Australian Coloniality: An Autoethnographic Reflection on Ancestry, Epistemology and Academia

Though I would not refer to myself as one, being ‘a colonial’ is an uncomfortable place to be when your ancestors were simultaneously the victims of horrific British penal codes, and also the instigators of genocide.

SOAS History Blog Podcast, Ep. 2: Histories of Childhood in Algeria – Researching an Undergraduate Dissertation During COVID-19
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SOAS History Blog Podcast, Ep. 2: Histories of Childhood in Algeria – Researching an Undergraduate Dissertation During COVID-19

More about this episode     Mia Bellouere Interviewee Mia is an undergrad alumni from SOAS with a degree in History and Korean. Having worked in the arts for charity and organisational development sectors, she is currently pursuing a career in humanitarian project management. Dissertation Abstract: Mia’s paper examines the experience of childhood in colonial Algeria,…