Dynasty is a criminally under-explored issue in modern academia. Powerful families and heritages, real, imagined or semi-historical are inseparably intertwined with issues as diverse as colonialism, mass media, subaltern resistance, economics and the development of national cultures.

This website’s aim is to bring together the perspectives of experts on a diverse range of topics in order to uncover the impact of dynasties on the historical past and the present day.  Supported by the Laidlaw Foundation, it will post interviews and round tables on the topic of dynasty, featuring academics and political figures. We hope that this site will provide educational material accessible to those wishing to engage in the study of dynasty, as well as facilitating interdisciplinary connections between scholars already established in the field.