Raphaël Cheriau

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Dr Raphaël Cheriau completed his PhD in 2017 as part of the cotutelle agreement between Paris-IV Sorbonne and UCD's School of History. His research received the National University of Ireland Prize for dual degrees and a French Government Medal. His thesis explores new perspectives on the complex relationship of anti-slave trade policies in the Indian Ocean with colonization and the emergence of humanitarian intervention in international relations throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. 

He has published two articles: one in Outre-Mers (2019) and another in The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (2020). He also recently published his first book: Imperial Powers and Humanitarian Interventions The Zanzibar Sultanate, Britain, and France in the Indian Ocean, 1862–1905 (Routledge, 2021). A second edition of this work will soon be published in French by cnrs edition in 2022. 


Raphael's publication can be found here.

Contact: raphaelcheriau@hotmail.com