There is currently happening much exciting historical research about commodities and their related worlds, and this section provides samples of this research as narrated by the authors themselves.
- Media typesCotton’s global significance through the ages
Sandip Hazareesingh interviews eminent textile historian Giorgio Riello.
- Media typesThe sugar industries of Cuba and Java
Ulbe Bosma and Jon Curry-Machado consider the parallel trajectories of the Cuba and Java sugar industries.
- Media typesThreads of Empire
Anna Arabindan-Kesson writes about her research on the visual economy of cotton in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean worlds.
- Media typesTasmanian Timbers
Caroline Cornish on the significance of Tasmanian woods at the 1862 London Exhibition.