Memorialising James Taylor, ‘Father of the Ceylon Tea Enterprise’

Angela McCarthy, Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago, looks at the memorialisation of James Taylor, ‘father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’, ahead of the 150th anniversary of Ceylon tea in 2017. Scotsman James Taylor is renowned in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) as the ‘father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’ because…

‘Srebrenica 8372’ – Remembering Genocide

On International Criminal Justice Day Guest-blogger Dr Catherine Baker examines the ways the Women in Black have remembered genocide in the former Yugoslavia. Every July since 1996, one year since the Army of the Bosnian Serb Republic began the organised killing of 8,000 Bosniak men and boys in Srebrenica on 11 July 1995, women from…

Remembering…Poppies: Women, War, Peace

Guest-blogger Dr Lee Karen Stow offers insight into what inspires her work for the exhibition Poppies: Women, War, Peace opening at the University of Hull on July 15 Poppies: Women, War, Peace grew organically from documentary photographic work which began in 2007 with women trying to rebuild lives in post-civil war Sierra Leone, West Africa….