ITSH Events – Fall 2022

All events, unless noted otherwise, will be scheduled: Mondays 1-3pm UK time, delivered in person at the location indicated or, if noted, on the ITSH Microsoft Team. If you are not already on our ITSH mailing list and wish to be added please get in touch with Konrad Lawson ( If you would like to join an individual event and you are not affiliated with the University of St Andrews, please use our registration form.

W3 26 Sep Project Introduction: Reframing the Age of Revolutions – Andrew Edwards, Juan Neves Sarriegui, and Peter Hill. In Person (Old Seminar Room) Note: 3-5pm.

W4 3 Oct – Research Lecture: From Munich to Poznań: Liberating, Cleansing, and Germanizing Cities, 1919-1945 – Teresa Walch. Remote Event on Teams

W5 10 Oct – Research Lecture: (Dis)Order on the Border: Outlaws and the State in Eastern Europe, 1917 – 1925 – Aleksandra Pomiecko. In Person (Location TBD)

W7 24 Oct – Discussion with the Author: Ripe for Revolution: Building Socialism in the Third World – Jeremy Friedman. Remote Event on Teams (Note: 15:00-17:00)

W8 31 Oct – Research Lecture: From the Local to the Global: Protest on the Commons and Verges in England, with a Case Study of the Greenham Common Protests – Katrina Navickas. Remote Event on Teams

W9 7 Nov – Research Lecture: Urban Space in Manchuria: Pan-Asianism, Architectural Practices and Colonialism – Chen, Zhan. Remote Event on Teams

W10 14 Nov – Research Lecture: ‘The machine is only as good as the way it is used’: Language Training at the U.S. Army Language School, 1941-1970 – Diana Lemberg. In Person (Location TBD)

W11 21 Nov – Reading Group: AIDS, Cross-border migration and Notion of ‘race’ (in collaboration with the Histories of Sexuality Reading Group). Remote Event on Teams

ITSH Events – Spring 2022

W1 17 Jan – Discussion with the Author – Tom Simpson – The Frontier in British India: Space, Science, and Power in the Nineteenth Century

W2 24 Jan – Research Lecture – Nikolaos Papadogiannis  – The making of a transnational counterpublic: Transnational connections of AIDS activists in West Germany, the UK and Greece

W4 7 Feb – Reading GroupWaves across the South by Sujit Sivasundaram

W5 14 Feb – Historian’s Craft – Elizabeth LaCouture – How to Write a Transnational History of a Local Space

W6 28 Feb – Project Introduction  David R. Ambaras and Kate McDonald – Bodies and Structures: A Platform for Researching and Teaching Spatial Histories of Japan (Note: event to be held 15:00-17:00)

W7 7 March – Research Lecture – Tim Cresswell –  Writing (and) Maxwell Street

W8 14 March – Skills Workshop – Konrad Lawson – QGIS Mapping for Historians II

W9 21 March – Discussion with the Author – Lenny A. Ureña Valerio – Colonial Fantasies, Imperial Realities: Race Science and the Making of Polishness on the Fringes of the German Empire, 1840-1920

W10 28 March – Manuscript Workshop – Leonard Michael – title TBD

W11 4 April – Research Lecture – Miles Larmer – Living for the City: Social Change and Knowledge Production in the Central African Copperbelt (Note: In-person lecture 1-3pm in Lower College Hall, St Salvator’s Quad)

W12 11 April – Research Lecture – Markéta Křížová – Cancelled.

W13 18 April – Discussion with the Author – Nikhil Rao – House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay’s Suburbs, 1898-1964 (2013).

ITSH Events – Fall 2021

W1 13 Sep – 13 Sep 3-5pmResearch Lecture – Duoer, Daigengna – Buddhist Inner Mongolia(s) in the Early Twentieth Century: (Re)Imaginations of the Region in Multiple Transnational Spatializations

W2 20 Sep – Manuscript Workshop – Akhila Yechury – Title TBD

W2 Wednesday, 22 Sep 4-6pmSkills Workshop – Konrad Lawson – How to Create Social Network Visualisations with Cytoscape

W4 4 Oct – Reading Group – Nikolaos Papadogiannis – Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution. Perceptions and Participation in Northwest Europe by Andrew Shield

W5 11 Oct – Manuscript Workshop – Jan Koura – Thinking through Cold War Connections and Divisions: Actors and Places

W7 25 Oct – Research Lecture – Christopher Bahl – Mobile Manuscripts – Arabic Learning Across the Early Modern Western Indian Ocean

W8 1 Nov – Discussion with the Author – Tomasz Kamusella – Eurasian Empires as Blueprints for Ethiopia: From Ethnolinguistic Nation-State to Multiethnic Federation

W9 8 Nov – Reading Group – Matthew Ylitalo – Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait by Bathsheba Demuth

W10 15 Nov – Research Lecture – Elena Marushiakova – Roma Civic Emancipation before WWII: National and Transnational Dimensions

W11 22 Nov – Skills Workshop – Konrad Lawson – Regular Expressions and Text Analysis Tools

W12 29 Nov – Historian’s Craft – Huw Halstead – Oral History

W13 6 Dec – Research Lecture – Shin Satō – Governance and Space in Modern Japan: Private Residences, Villas, Government Buildings

W14 13 Dec – Research Workshop – Anita Buhin and Nikolaos Papadogiannis – Transnational Sexual Encounters, Masculinities and ‘Race’ in post-1945 Southern Europe


Past Events

For a list of past events hosted by the institute, please see our past events page.