Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London
Between the 17th and 19th Centuries, there was fierce competition between rival trading companies – the Portuguese, Dutch and the English East India Companies. This webinar examines how the East India Company ruled and expanded during this period, and how India transformed Britain. at Goldsmiths, University of London

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Corporate Raiders, Corporate Empire? The Origins of British Rule in India

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Between the 17th and 19th Centuries, there was fierce competition between rival trading companies – the Portuguese, Dutch and the English East India Companies. This webinar examines how the East India Company ruled and expanded during this period, and how India transformed Britain.

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Dr Erica Wald's research interests lie across the fields of imperial, social and medical history, with a focus on nineteenth century colonial India.

In this webinar she examines the fierce competition between rival trading companies – the Portuguese, Dutch and the English East India Companies and how this corporate rivalry eventually resulted in the British gaining an imperial foothold in India. From these roots, the second British empire was born.

Charting the rise of the East India Company, Dr Wald explores how a company, based in London, transformed into a powerful – and ruthless - political player in India. It examines how the East India Company ruled and expanded during this period and looks at some of the ways in which India transformed Britain.

This webinar is for Year 12 or Year 13 students taking A-level History, the IB, an EPQ or mature students on an Access course. The webinar is suitable both for students looking for an introduction to colonial history as well as those who have previously studied it and want to revise the topic.

This webinar will be delivered online. To reserve your place, please visit the History department website. Students can book individual places. Teachers can make a group booking.

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Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

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Short Session

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