CFP “The Global City, Past and Present” (Workshop 1: “Space”, St Andrews, 14-15 May 2015)

EmmaHartWe are delighted to announce that Dr Emma Hart has been awarded an AHRC International Research Network Grant for her project on Global Cities. You can read more about Dr Hart’s successful application on the School of History’s blog.

Applications are now open for the project’s first workshop in May 2015. You can access the full Call for Papers by clicking on this link. Proposals and a CV should be sent to Emma Hart (efh2 [a] by 30th September 2014.

Call for Papers: Mapping Flows & Visualising Data in the Era of Digital Humanities

Along with CAPOD and the School of History, the Centre is supporting and hosting a PhD-led workshop on Digital Humanities, taking place on Friday 29 August 2014 in St Andrews.

“Mapping Flows & Digital Visualising Data” will continue the discussions initiated by the event held in June, but will also introduce the new Digital Humanities agenda of St Andrews for 2014-2015. It will articulate academic presentations of DH projects and technical tutorials of how to acquires the necessary technological skills.

Applications are welcome until 19 May 2014 for Humanities projects that could or already do benefit from digital technology. We are also looking for people specialised in computer science, programming, mapping who would be willing to present some aspects of Digital Humanities through short workshops.

Click here to access the Call for Papers

Call for Papers: GRAINES Summer School 2014, Vienna

As part of the GRAINES Network, members of the Centre for Transnational History will be actively involved in its second summer school. After last year in Menton on “From the Margins”, this year’s summer school will take place in Vienna from 10th to 14th June 2014. The theme will be “The European City in Transformation: from the Early Modern Period to the Present”.

Applications are open until 15 March 2014.

More information and download Call for Papers

For 2015, we are looking towards hosting a joint GRAINES and FUTH (Flying University of Transnational Humanities) at St Andrews. For the 2014 Call for Papers for the FUTH on “Globalization East”, please see below.

PhD success: Dr Andrew Dodd

Our warmest congratulations to Andrew Dodd, now Dr Dodd. Andrew came from Canada to St Andrews in 2007 for an MLitt in modern history. He soon developed a strong interest in twentieth-century German history though always with a broader mindset and a general interest in European history, which also brought him to the Centre for Transnational History where he actively supported a number of our activities such as the GRAINES network in its early stages or the postgraduate forums. Andrew successfully defended his thesis end of July 2013 on West German Editorial Journalists. Between Division and Reunification, 1987-1991 under the supervision of Riccardo Bavaj.

Welcome to Konrad Lawson

Dr Konrad LawsonDr Konrad Lawson will be joining the School of History and the Centre for Transnational History in September 2013. Konrad specialises in modern East Asian history, in particular on the Japanese Empire, Korea and China from the mid-nineteenth century onward. After completing his PhD at Harvard in 2012, he is currently enjoying a Max-Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence. With Konrad’s expertise on East Asian history we decided to broaden the modules we offer as part of the School of History’s Modern History MLitt programme. In addition to “Crossing Borders. European History in Transnational Perspectives“, we are now offering “Global History, Globalisation and its Histories“. For further details please refer to Teaching.

Read more on Konrad’s profile and research. 


Research seminar: Dirk Moses

As part of our Late Modern Research Seminar,

Professor Dirk Moses                  Prof. Dirk Moses(EUI Florence)

will give a lecture on

Partitions, Forced Population ‘Transfers’ and the Question of Human Rights in Central Europe During the 1930s and 1940s

Dirk Moses specialises in modern German history, intellectual history as well as memory studies. His talk will focus on one of him main areas of research around genocide and ethnic cleansing. In 2007 he published “German Intellectuals and the Nazi Past” (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007/paperback 2009).

The seminar will be held on Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 4.30. 

Venue: School of History, St Katherine’s Lodge, The Scores, room 1.10.

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