Ivermee Robert

Posted on January 10, 2022

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Research themes

– The history of the British Empire

– British and wider European colonialism in South Asia

– Ideas and practices of colonial rule

– Environmental history

– Conceptions of secularism and pluralism   

Current Project

– British colonial attempts to control and improve the River Hooghly in Bengal (the development of themes pursued in Hooghly: The Global History of a River)

– The human impact on the natural world in British colonial India (a new project started in 2021)

– French colonialism and Anglo-French exchanges in India (monograph in progress)

Research Supervision: 

– British history and civilisation (from the eighteenth century to the present)

– Ideas and practices of colonialism

– Environmental history

– 2009-2013, PhD, University of Kent. Topic: The history of the concept of secularism in nineteenth century India under British colonial rule  

– 2010-2015, Assistant Lecturer, University of Kent

– 2012-2014, Research Coordinator and Postdoctoral Researcher, Heythrop College, University of London

– 2014-2021, Project Manager, SOAS University of London

– 2018-2021, Teaching Fellow, Institut Catholique de Paris 

– 2021-present, Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in British civilisation, Institut Catholique de Paris 

      Authored books:

      Hooghly: The Global History of a River (Hurst, 2020; Harper Collins India, 2021)

      Secularism, Islam and Education in India, 1830-1910 (Pickering & Chatto, 2015; Routledge, 2016)

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