Gai Roufe

Gai Roufe. Portuguese Colonialism in Africa

Gai Roufe's research interests include precolonial history of Africa, the history of the Portuguese presence in south-east Africa and Portuguese colonialism in Africa. Recently, as part of the EU's Erasmus+ exchange programme, Dr Roufe was visiting lecturer in the University College Dublin School of History where he recorded three podcasts for History Hub.

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Detail from map of Goldenbridge

Echoes from the Past: Listening to Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Echoes from the Past is an audio and walking tour app, which aims to give users some insight into children’s experience of the Irish Industrial school system. It is a verbatim project based entirely on the 2009 Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (the Ryan Report) and funded by the Irish Research Council New Horizons project Industrial Memories, based in the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD.

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Flora Cassen: Philip II of Spain and His Italian Jewish Spy

In episode nine of History Hub's podcast series – ‘Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898‘ - Professor Flora Cassen, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the importance of diplomacy in the Portuguese Empire, particularly in Asia.

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