Mutiny at the Margins: New perspective on the Indian Uprising of 1857

Project start date: 2006-04 Project end date: 2008-08
The year 2007 saw the 150th Anniversary of the Indian Uprising (also known as the ‘Mutiny') of 1857-58. One of the best-known episodes of both British imperial and South Asian history and a seminal event for Anglo-Indian relations, 1857 has yet to be the subject of a substantial revisionist history. In particular, the continued dominance of elitist historiography and nationalist bias in relation to 1857 has caused many important and fascinating elements to be ignored or otherwise overlooked. 'Mutiny at the Margins'aimed to provide long overdue new perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857 through thematic, collaborative research, a network of international scholars, and a series of conferences, workshops and other public events held in Edinburgh, London and India in 2007-09. Discrete, but interlocking research strands concentrated on the involvement of various socially marginal groups often written out of traditional 'elite' historiography of 1857. Two full-time postdoctoral research assistants were appointed for a term of two years, and a variety of publications are planned, as well as web and teaching resources for schools and universities. The website contains scanned primary documents, downloadable in PDF format and selected html transcriptions with comment.
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Audio interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
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Resource sharingCommunication and collaboration
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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
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The website contains scanned primary documents, downloadable in PDF format and selected html transcriptions with comments.
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Open Access

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UK HE institutions involved:
University of Edinburgh

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Principal staff member:Dr Crispin Bates
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Author(s) of recordCrispin Bates
TitleMutiny at the Margins: New perspective on the Indian Uprising of 1857
Record created2010-10-04
Record updated2011-01-24 15:17
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3538
Citation of recordCrispin Bates: Mutiny at the Margins: New perspective on the Indian Uprising of 1857. <http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3538> created: 2010-10-04, last updated 2011-01-24 15:17

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