Since its foundation in 2007, Commodities of Empire has established a reputation for promoting collaborative research into commodity history, which it has furthered through this website, the Commodities of Empire Working Papers series and numerous workshops. The project was also instrumental in the establishment of the Commodity Histories web forum and research portal. With the emergence of new media, innovative methodologies have become more readily available, which offer new opportunities for engaging with a wider public.
Over the next few years, Commodities of Empire will develop new approaches for the dissemination and discussion of commodity-related history, through the development of audio-visual materials. This will offer an opportunity to help widen the appeal of the research work that is being undertaken within our network.
This will involve the development of:
Any enquiries concerning the Commodities of Empire audio-visual programme should be directed to Dr Jonathan Curry-Machado.