The borderlands of the British world

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The framework was conceived and developed over the course of a series of conferences held between 1998 and 2007 and the edited collections that these conferences produced.1 This approach took its cue from J.G.A.Pocock's 1973 call for a "new British history" that would bring into closer propinquity the hitherto largely separatehistories of the British Dominions and the wider British Empire. [...]the British World's chief remit was to "bring theold Dominions back into the mainstream of imperial history and to examine their connections to the United Kingdom and with each other. [...]the fact that these networks were enacted below the elite echelons of diplomacy and high politics means that they effected a kind of "globalisation from below.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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