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Madeline Grimm

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My research concerns political, cultural, and economic exchanges within the British Empire. I am interested in how British colonizers used the study of history to collect information about foreign peoples, and how this information shaped cross-cultural encounters in the Indian Ocean during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. My dissertation will trace how British evaluations of India’s past justified British sovereignty, and how these evaluations were incorporated into, or contradicted by, histories written by European and Mughal scholars.

Fields of Study

South Asian history, World history, Imperialism, Intellectual history


M.Phil., Early Modern History, University of Cambridge, 2016 

B.A., History, The College of William and Mary, 2015