Author Archives: Konrad Lawson

Workshop Report: Nation, Culture and Civilisation: Talking about and beyond ‘the West’ (1860-1940)

Building on the recently published volume “Germany and ‘the West’: The History of a Modern Concept” (2015), this workshop sought to explore the transnational discourse on ‘the West’ from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century (1860–1940). While the first part … Continue reading

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Workshop: Spatial History and Its Sources

On 2 September, the Institute for Transnational and Spatial History will hold a workshop on “Spatial History and Its Sources.” You can find out more about the workshop and its schedule here. The workshop will bring together historians with a … Continue reading

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ITSH Podcast #1: Roundtable Discussion on the “Refugee Crisis”

On 29th June, 2016, a few colleagues of the ITSH gathered for a roundtable discussion on the “Refugee Crisis” and explored some questions and problems related to recent coverage of the issue in Europe from our perspective as transnational historians. … Continue reading

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Writing Global History and Its Challenges

There is an exciting graduate student workshop coming up at our neighbour, the University of Dundee:  Writing Global History and Its Challenges Saturday, 4 June 2016, 9.30 AM-4.30 PM The workshop will include Jürgen Osterhammel (University of Konstanz) and Geoffrey Parker (The Ohio … Continue reading

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Conference Videos Online – Between Federalism, Autonomy and Centralism

Videos of the 29 May, 2015 conference “Between Federalism, Autonomy and Centralism: Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st Centuries” is now available for viewing. Continue reading

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Between Federalism, Autonomy and Centralism

From Quebec in the west to Crimea in the east, from Scotland in the north to the Balkans in the south, peoples of the Western World have recently sought to redefine their relationships with their states. The international conference “Between … Continue reading

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Reflections: Communism in a Single Country?

We continue our series of staff reflections on various issues from a transnational historical perspective. Dr Tomasz Kamusella FRHistS, is a Reader in Modern History. He is the author of the extensive monograph The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europe (Palgrave … Continue reading

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Reflections: Does Israel Intend to Follow Central Europe’s Sad Example?

We continue our series of staff reflections on various issues from a transnational historical perspective. Dr Tomasz Kamusella FRHistS, is a Reader in Modern History. He is the author of the extensive monograph The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central … Continue reading

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In Practice: Kelsey Jackson Williams

The following is the first in a series of postings in which our institute members ask themselves “What does transnational and global history mean for my own research?”. Our first posting is by Kelsey Jackson Williams, now a British Academy … Continue reading

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Reflections: Where Is Austerlitz?

 This is the first what will be many more substantive posts to come on the research and reflections of institute faculty and postgraduate students on matters related to transnational, global, and spatial history. Our first posting is by Dr. Tomasz Kamusella, our … Continue reading

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