EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY'S HISTORY, CLASSICS AND ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE
Professor Diana Paton and Professor Matthew Smith sit down with Retrospect’s EIC, Jamie Gemmell, to discuss their new volume: The Jamaica Reader: History, Culture, Politics.
Written by Jamie Gemmell. Dr Julie Gibbings’ 2020 work on postcolonial Guatemala offers an ambitiously broad examination of race and modernity, creating a multi-vocal historical narrative which is simultaneously complex and readable.
Dr Julie Gibbings sits down with Retrospect’s Jamie Gemmell to discuss her 2020 work Our Time is Now: Race and Modernity in Postcolonial Guatemala.
Written by Jamie Gemmell. Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson’s 2020 book explores the lives of black women in colonial Louisiana. Beginning in West Africa and moving through colonial rule to the formation of the USA to produce a history of the Atlantic world.
Written by Jamie Gemmell. One of the largest uprisings of enslaved people, “Tacky’s Revolt” saw over 500 enslaved men, women and children killed and many more recaptured. In his 2020 book, Vincent Brown, through a close examination of archival material, reframes the insurrection as a war in a greater Atlantic struggle.
Written by Jamie Gemmell. Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage by Sowande’ Mustakeem recounts the diverse experiences of slavery at sea. This is a text that goes to the bloody heart of the Middle Passage.
Written by: Jamie Gemmell. Following the publication of Dr Jake Blanc’s letter to his students, Jamie Gemmell has conducted interviews with other striking lecturers to shed light on why UCU voted in favour of industrial action.
Written by: Jamie Gemmell. Renaissance Italy is popularly portrayed as a realm of carnal debauchery. One only needs to watch Tom Fontana’s Borgia (2011-2014) to understand common conceptions of Renaissance Italy as a realm of brutal acts, orgies, and affairs. Yet, is there any truth to these depictions?