Unfortunately, due to the Corona Virus outbreak, face-to-face meetings will no longer be running. We will add information below about events that will run virtually in our Microsoft Teams channel for Institute Mondays.
ITSH Institute Mondays AY2019-20 – Semester 2
Time and Venue: 1-3pm, Venue: Old Seminar Room, St John’s House, 71 South Street
3 February Reading Group: Elizabeth Lambourn, Abraham’s Luggage: A Social Life of Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World – Comments by Sarah Easterby-Smith
17 February Reading Group: Bryan C. Keene, Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts – Comments by James Palmer
2 March Skills Session: Cleaning and Searching Digital Texts with Regular Expressions – Konrad Lawson
– Cancelled due to UCU Strike.
30 March Reading Group: J. E. Fox, “The edges of the nation: a research agenda for uncovering the taken-for-granted foundations of everyday nationhood.” Nations and Nationalism, 23(1), 26–47. – Opens with comments by Kate Ferris
– Event will take place through Microsoft Teams online here.
More details to come about the status of further upcoming events. Check back here.
6 April Project Introduction: Esperanto & Internationalism 1880-1920s – Bernhard Struck and project team
13 April Reading Group: Carlos Machado, Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome : AD 270-535 – Opens with comments by Carlos Machado
25 May Global Transnational, and Spatial History MLitt Prospectus Workshop
ITSH Institute Mondays AY2019-20, 1-3pm, Venue: Old Seminar Room, St John’s House, 71 South Street
Texts will be pre-circulated for the sessions. Please email Konrad Lawson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Previous Events – Fall 2019
16 September Reading Group – Fabian, Johannes. Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object. Columbia University Press, 1983. Opens with comments from Konrad Lawson
23 September Mapping for Historians – Skills workshop “Introduction to QGIS for Historians” Registration required: https://bit.ly/2yKsOnQ
30 September Reading Group – Moyn, Samuel, and Andrew Sartori. Global Intellectual History. Columbia University Press, 2013. Opens with comments from Milinda Banerjee
7 October – No meeting
Manuscript Workshop – “Introduction” to Doing Spatial History with Riccardo Bavaj, Bernhard Struck, and Konrad Lawson
14 October Mapping for Historians – Skills workshop “Georeferencing and Digitizing Historical Maps” Registration required: https://bit.ly/2yKsOnQ
28 October Manuscript Workshop – “Introduction” to Doing Spatial History with Riccardo Bavaj, Bernhard Struck, and Konrad Lawson
4 November Visiting Speaker Brown Bag Lunch – Visiting speaker Adam Bronson (Durham) will lead an open discussion with students and staff on research around concepts in motion or in translation.
11 November Manuscript Workshop – We will discuss work shared by our PhD student Per Rolandsson.
18 November Late Modern History Seminar – Our slot and location will be used by the seminar series: Christa Wirth (Agder) – A Chicago Anthropologist at the Nexus of the Cold War and Decolonisation in the Philippines
25 November Manuscript Workshop – Sarah Frank will be sharing selected chapters from her book manuscript.
2 December Visiting Speaker Brown Bag Lunch – Visiting speaker Jennifer Altehenger (Oxford) will join us for a discussion with staff and students about her research.
ITSH Institute Mondays AY2018-19, 3-5pm, Venue: Old Seminar Room, St John’s House
Our main theme this academic year is “Space” and “Spatial History”.
Texts will be pre-circulated for the sessions. Please email Konrad Lawson (email@example.com).
- 12 November 2018, Manuscript Workshop, Bernhard Struck, Did Prussia have an Atlantic History? The Partitions of Poland-Lithuania, the French Colonisation of Guyana, and Climates in the Caribbean, c.1760s-1780s
- 11 February 2019, Reading Group – Chalana, Manish (ed), Messy Urbanism: Understanding the “Other” Cities of Asia, Hong Kong University Press, 2017 (comments by Vahishtai D. Ghosh)
- 18 February 2019, Reading Group – Stock, Paul (ed), The Uses of Space in Early Modern History, New York 2015 (comments by Jessica Rees)
- 25 February 2019, Skills Workshop – Introduction to QGIS (open to all Staff and PGs) (Konrad Lawson)
- 4 March 2019, Skills Workshop – Introduction to Regular Expressions (open to all Staff and PGs) (Konrad Lawson)
- 11 March 2019, Manuscript Workshop – Antonio Scalia, The reinvention of left-wing internationalism in Italy: transnational activists, cultural practices, political violence and gender (1960-1987)
- 1 April 2019, Manuscript Workshop – Rosalind Parr, Citizens of Everywhere. Indian Nationalist Women and the Global Public Sphere, 1920s-1950s
- 15 April 2019, MLitt Dissertation Prospectus Workshop
- 29 April 2019, Manuscript Workshop – Riccardo Bavaj, Konrad Lawson, Bernhard Struck, Doing Spatial History (Introduction)
- Thursday, 25 April 2019,5.15pm, Research Seminar, Venue: New Arts Lecture Theatre, Markéta Křižová (Charles University Prague), Short-term and circular mobility from the Czech Lands to Latin America (1880s-1930s). A Case study in Entangled History
- Monday, 15 October 2018,13:15-3pm, ITSH Reading Group – Old Class Library, South Street, Text: Su Lin Lewis Cities in Motion: Urban Life and Cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia, 1920-1940 (Konrad Lawson presenting)
- Monday, 29 October 2018, 13:15-3pm, ITSH Manuscript Workshop – Old Class Library, South Street (Calum Daly presenting & submitting chapter)
- Monday, 12 November 2018, 13:15-3pm, ITSH Manuscript Workshop – Old Class Library, South Street (Bernhard Struck presenting & submitting chapter)
- Monday, 19 November 2018, 13:15-3pm, ITSH Reading Group – Old Class Library, South Street, Text: A. K. Sandoval-Strausz and Nancy H. Kwak eds. Making Cities Global: The Transnational Turn in Urban History (Emma Hart presenting)
- 25 September 2017, Dr Kerstin von Lingen (Heidelberg), Legal Flows: Crimes against Humanity in Transnational Legal Thought, 1899-1945
- August 2017, Editing Workshop “Spatial History and its Sources”
- September 2017, GRAINES summer school, held at University of Basel
- 3 April 2017, Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith (St Andrews), Gathering green gold: Botany and the French Empire in the eighteenth-century Indian Ocean
- 20 February 2017, Professor Carol Gluck (Columbia University), Modernity in Common: Japan and World History
- 30 January 2017, Professor Yang-Wen Zheng (University of Manchester), Wind of the West Ocean: How the Maritime World Shaped Modern China
- 2 December 2016: Peter H. Hansen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Commercialization and Mount Everest, co-organised with the Institute for Environmental History
- 1-2 December 2016: Working with Space, joint workshop with the EUI, Florence
- 27 October 2016: Donald Sassoon (Queen Mary University of London), Civilization and the unleashing of anxieties: Europe and Asia
- 2 September 2016: Spatial History and its Sources (workshop)
- 14-17 June 2016: 4th GRAINES Summer School (University of Cologne) Dividing the World? Imperial Formations in Continental and Maritime Empires from the 17th to the 21st century
- 3 June 2016 & 7-8 December 2015: Nation, Culture and Civilisation: Talking about and beyond ‘the West’ (1860-1940), a two-part conference tracing the discourse on ‘the West’ across Europe, the US, Asia, and the Middle East, in cooperation with the Institute of Contemporary History Munich
- 16 November 2015: Professor Sebastian Conrad (Free University Berlin), The Revolution of Time in the Nineteenth Century: Global Perspectives (Lecture as part of Modern History Research Seminar); Venue: New Seminar Room, St John’s House, School of History, St Andrews, 5.15pm
- 19 October 2015: Dr Emma Hunter (University of Edinburgh), Concepts of Democracy in Mid-Twentieth-Century Africa: Re-Imagining Political Accountability from the Bottom Up (Lecture as part of Modern History Research Seminar); Venue: New Seminar Room, St John’s House, School of History, St Andrews, 5.15pm
- 22 April 2015: Roma Migration in the Past and Nowadays, Lecture by Leverhulme Professor Elena Marushiakova-Popova
- 14-15 May 2015: The Global City, Past & Present #1
- 29 May 2015: Between Federalism, Autonomy and Centralism: Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st Centuries
- 7-10 June 2015: GRAINES Summer School INTERCONNECTED
- 23 October 2014: Spatial History Reading Group Meeting
- 4-7 September 2014: Bringing Space back in. Mappings and Visualisations of Transnational Flows and Connections between History and Computer Science (panel at ENIUGH conference, Paris)
- 29 August 2014: Mapping Flows and Visualising Data in the Era of Digital Humanities
- 10-14 June 2014: GRAINES Summer School, Vienna
- 8-10 June 2014: Mapping and Visualising Transnational (Hi)Stories
- 7 April 2014: Perceiving and Conceptualising Historical Space (panel at Social History Society Annual Conference, Northumbria University)
- 30-31 August 2013: Monarchical Successions and the Political Culture of 19th-Century Europe
- 17-20 June 2013: GRAINES Summer School “From the Margins”, Menton, France
- 24 April 2013: “Partitions, Forced Population Transfers and the Question of Human Rights in Central Europe (1930s-1940s)” (Dirk Moses, EUI)
- 22-24 March 2013: “The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700”
- 14 November 2012: “Capitalizing Manuscripts, Confronting Empires: Anquetil-Duperron and the Mercantilist Economy of Oriental knowledge (1755-1780)” (Stéphane Van Damme, SciencesPo Paris / EUI)
- 24 October 2012: “In Search of a Moral Community: Little Popo and the Atlantic Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century” (Silke Strickrodt, GHI London)
- 18-19 May 2012: “The Changing Experience of Time in the Long Nineteenth Century: Local, Regional, Transnational and Global Perspectives”– 11-12 May 2012: “The Making of Landscapes in Modernity“
- 27 April 2012: “Academic Life, Public Spheres and Political Cultures in Western Europe and the United States (1945-1990)”
- 30 September – 1 October 2011: “Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Borders”
- 2-3 September 2011: “Imperial Sites of Memory”
- 13 May 2011: “Doing History through Literature – doing Literature through History: Re-visiting disciplinary boundaries”
- 6 October 2010: “The USA and the Making of a Transnational Nation: Themes and Problems” (Ian Tyrrell, University of New South Wales)
- 16 September 2010: “The Sixties in National and Transnational Perspective: Communications and Protest Movements”
- 13 May 2010: “The Individual and the Local in Transnational and Comparative History”
- 10-13 September 2009: Historiography & Iran in Comparative Perspective
- 4-5 September 2009: “Engineering Space in the nineteenth century. Environment, science, technology and the shaping of space”
- 2-4 July 2009: “German Images of the West in the long nineteenth-century”
- 6 May 2009: “Learning from the Enemy? Labour Services in New Deal America and Nazi Germany in Transnational Perspective” (Kiran Patel, EUI)
- 5-6 September 2008: “Transnational relations of experts, elites and organizations in the nineteenth century”