A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire Podcast

Episode 4: The Pacific Ocean

May 21, 2020 Uncomfortable Oxford
A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire Podcast
Episode 4: The Pacific Ocean
Chapters
00:00:00
Introduction
00:02:44
The Pacific Region
00:05:45
Outline of Lecture
00:06:34
The Settlement of Oceania
00:09:47
The Age of Exploration
00:11:40
The Arrival of Europeans
00:13:52
James Cook
00:17:57
Case Studies
00:24:07
Contested Memory
00:26:04
Decolonisation?
00:28:19
Conclusion
A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire Podcast
Episode 4: The Pacific Ocean
May 21, 2020
Uncomfortable Oxford

Our first module of the lecture series is complete with the release of our fourth episode, focussing on the Pacific Ocean.

Historian Sean Philips talks about the development of a pan-pacific region in European thought, juxtaposing it with the long history of settlement across the many island nations in the Pacific Ocean. This episode problematises the legacy of James Cook and memories of 'first encounters' between Indigenous peoples across the Pacific and European colonisers. It finishes with a brief discussion of decolonisation and modern impact of European control.

The content for this episode is based on a public lecture given in a local pub in the city of Oxford, back in December 2019. The information is aimed at a non-specialist audience who is interested in learning more about the legacies of the British Empire.

This podcast is run by Uncomfortable Oxford and features bi-weekly releases of our public lecture series on the history of the British Empire. Uncomfortable Oxford is run by Doctoral students at the University of Oxford and aims to raise awareness and discourse about 'uncomfortable' issues in the modern world. 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Our first module of the lecture series is complete with the release of our fourth episode, focussing on the Pacific Ocean.

Historian Sean Philips talks about the development of a pan-pacific region in European thought, juxtaposing it with the long history of settlement across the many island nations in the Pacific Ocean. This episode problematises the legacy of James Cook and memories of 'first encounters' between Indigenous peoples across the Pacific and European colonisers. It finishes with a brief discussion of decolonisation and modern impact of European control.

The content for this episode is based on a public lecture given in a local pub in the city of Oxford, back in December 2019. The information is aimed at a non-specialist audience who is interested in learning more about the legacies of the British Empire.

This podcast is run by Uncomfortable Oxford and features bi-weekly releases of our public lecture series on the history of the British Empire. Uncomfortable Oxford is run by Doctoral students at the University of Oxford and aims to raise awareness and discourse about 'uncomfortable' issues in the modern world. 

Introduction
The Pacific Region
Outline of Lecture
The Settlement of Oceania
The Age of Exploration
The Arrival of Europeans
James Cook
Case Studies
Contested Memory
Decolonisation?
Conclusion