Upcoming events 

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 (


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:

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:

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”.

GIS workshop

Texts will be pre-circulated for the sessions. Please email Konrad Lawson (

  • 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)

    GIS workshop

  • 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)

Past events