Welcome to our blog! Isles Abroad aims to be a space where historians of British and Irish Global History can publish their research in an informal setting, explore elements of their work that don’t quite fit anywhere else, reflect upon recent research and news that affects our understanding of history, and share with one another. We expect that our blog will develop a more defined shape over time, and look forward to watching it evolve.

For questions, comments, or if you are interested in submitting a guest post, contact us at islesabroad@gmail.com and be sure to follow us on Twitter @IslesAbroad for the latest news!

Our regular contributors:

Lindsey Flewelling holds a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh. Her main areas of research include British, Irish, and American history in the modern era, particularly in the areas of transnational relations, migration, and politics. Other areas of interest include memory studies, political theory, nationalism, history of transnational violence, sports history, and examining the ways particular groups or nations use history for political purposes.

Paula Dumas holds a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh. Her research centres on British political history since 1600 and the history of slavery and abolition. Her personal research interests include early Canadian history, theatre history, early modern travel narratives, and how our understanding of historic slavery is relevant to modern-day human trafficking and calls for reparations. Her first book, Proslavery Britain: Fighting for Slavery in an Era of Abolition, is now available from Palgrave Macmillan.


All content, including photographs, copyright Lindsey Flewelling and Paula Dumas © 2016, unless otherwise noted.  No photos or written content may be reproduced without prior written consent.