Upcoming ITSH Events – Fall 2020

All events will be scheduled: Mondays 13:00-15:00 UK time, on the ITSH Microsoft Team

28 Sept (W3) – Skills Session
Konrad Lawson – Introduction to Regular Expressions for Advanced Text Search

5 Oct (W4) – Reading Group
Angus Waugh – Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds by Anne Salmond

12 Oct (W5) – Skills Session
Konrad Lawson – Visualising Social Networks with Cytoscape

23 Oct (W6 – Friday) – Workshop
“Tourism and Sexuality in West Germany” Craig Griffiths (Manchester Metrop.), Kristoff Kerl (Copenhagen), Nikolaos Papadogiannis (Bangor) – will be on Zoom

26 Oct (W7) – Reading Group
Sarah Easterby-Smith Provincialising Global History: Money, Ideas, and Things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830 by James Livesey

2 Nov (W8) – Manuscript Workshop
Claudia Kreklau – Making Modern Eating –  “Culinary Spirit of the Age”

9 Nov (W9) – Project Team Report
Kate Ferris and team – Everyday Dictatorship

16 Nov (W10) – Reading Group
Charmaine Lam – Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination by Adom Getachew

23 Nov (W11) – Manuscript Workshop
Riccardo Bavaj, Bernhard Struck and Konrad Lawson – Introduction to Doing Spatial History

30 Nov (W12) – Research Lecture
Darragh Gannon “Mapping the ‘two geographies’ of Global History: Ireland and the World, 1919-1923

7 Dec (W13) – Manuscript Workshop
Zhentian Xie – draft chapter from PhD dissertation “Through Pots and Pans: Culinary and Cultural Bonds between China and Japan, 1868-1949”

Note: If you are not on the ITSH mailing list and wish to attend one of our events, or if you are unable to gain access to the Microsoft Team for the institute, please get in touch with Konrad Lawson ( at least a week before the event you are interestd in to receive any pre-distributed materials.

Previous Events – Spring 2020

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 on Microsoft Teams

13 April Reading Group: Carlos Machado, Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome : AD 270-535 – Opens with comments by Carlos Machado – on Microsoft Teams

Texts will be pre-circulated for the sessions. Please email Konrad Lawson at least a week before hand if you want to join us and receive these. (

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