Research projects

Commodities of Empire is directly involved in a number of research initiatives:

Research website

The AHRC-funded Commodity Histories website was a Commodities of Empire initiative, hosted by the Open University. It was launched in September 2013, as an open-access resource for both research and teaching on commodities and global history. It also aims to raise public awareness of the histories and cultures of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America via their crucial role in the production of commodities and in their growing of all kinds of useful plants and crops. It is the first digital academic site in the UK to broadly focus on the histories of these parts of the world. We actively encourage contributions to the website.

Research network

Commodities of Empire has links with the following research centres, networks, and projects: