The Ferguson Centre promotes the interdisciplinary study of empire and postcolonial situations with a particular focus on Africa and Asia. Since its establishment in 2002, it has hosted seminars, exchanges, postgraduates and run collaborative research projects.
Members have played a part in writing, and monitoring courses including: A326 Empire 1492-1975; A180 Heritage, whose heritage?; AD281 Understanding global heritage; A300 20th century literature: texts and debates; A215 Creative writing; A815 MA English; A230 Reading and studying literature; AA316 The nineteeth-century novel; A300 20th century literature, texts and debates.
Dr Karl Hack took over as Centre Director in October 2010.
NEW Ferguson Centre Working Papers: Stewart West, The Military, Policing and Decolonisation in Sierra Leone, 1953-1957’ (May 2013) Find out more
Writing Women's Histories: women in the colonial record of nineteenth-century Hong Kong
Ferguson Centre member Jane Berney published, 'Writing Women's Histories: women in the colonial record of nineteenth century Hong Kong', in the Women's History Review, online from January 2013. The paper draws on the research for her thesis on Contagious Diseases Ordinances in Hong Kong, which is due to be submitted in 2013, to show the official and international impact of the flight of one woman - Tang-San-Ki - to British Hong Kong.
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Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque), Arab Street, Singapore (2007). Photo: Karl Hack
Market woman, Nigeria. Photo: Françoise Parent Ugochukwu