MPhil/PhD workshop and seminars



Students registered for the MPhil/PhD in International History are required in their first year to attend the Department's research training programme: HY501 - Research Student Workshop. Students are also advised to attend relevant seminars organised within the other colleges of the University of London or the School, such as the ones below.

You can find more information on the Department's courses in LSE research course guides.

HY501 - International History MPhil/PhD Research Training Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarise new MPhil/PhD students with the practical research and writing skills necessary for the preparation of a first-rate PhD thesis in history, and to discuss some general methodological and theoretical issues in international history as a research field.

Schedule of meetings 2019-20

Convenor: Dr Tanya Harmer

Coming soon

HY509 - International History Research Seminar

All International History PhD students are invited to attend HY509 on alternate Wednesdays during term time from 16:00 to 18:00 - they will be followed by drinks at the Olde White Horse pub in St Clements Lane.

This seminar is organised by the doctoral students in the Department and includes both internal and external speakers. Attendance is mandatory for all of the Department's research students who have passed their upgrade and are present in London.

The HY509 programme for 2019/20 will be listed below soon. Papers will be circulated in advance and can also be access below with a password. Participation is open to all, including non-LSE staff and students. External visitors will be required to register through Eventbrite to access the building. For further information please email the convenors.

Convenors: Katherine Arnold, Molly Avery, Hamish McDougall, Ben Sayle , Tom Wilkinson and Rishika Yadav


2 October 2019
The Politics of Humanitarianism Across the Globe

Margot Tudor (HCRI, University of Manchester): Operationalising Paternalism: Technical Assistance and the Administration of the ONUC Peacekeeping Mission in the Congo, 1960

Ria Sunga (HCRI, University of Manchester): The Philippine State as Refugee-Host and Refugee-Producer: A Historical Overview

Maria Cullen (NUI Galway): Does National Political Culture Affect the Interpretation of Humanitarian Principles? A Comparative Exploration of Crisis Response in the Cases of Oxfam and Médicins Sans Frontières

16 October 2019
Asia and the Pan-Pacific in the New Global Ordser of the Twentieth Century

Yui Chim Lo (Oxford): ‘Asian Century’? How China and India Imagined Asia’s Future, c. 1945-1949

Sean Phillips (Oxford): The Pan-Pacific: Regional Modernity and Imperial Sub-Globalism, 1898-1937

30 October 2019
Courting America: The Propaganda for White Regimes in Southern Africa

Alex J. Marino (University of Arkansas): Portugal’s “Public Relations Coup”: Selling Settler Colonialism to Homemakers, Right-wingers and Rockefeller Republicans, 1950-1974

Kelsey Zavelo (Duke University): Defying Decolonization: Transnational White Supremacist Networks in Southern Africa and the United States

20 November 2019
British Attitudes Towards Europe, 1970s-2000s

Stuart Smedley (King’s College London): Missed Opportunities? British Public Opinion Towards the Creation of the Single Market and the Euro

Hamish McDougall (LSE): ‘Over a barrel?’ Britain, New Zealand and the Treaty of Accession 1972

4 December 2019
State Negotiations of the Body in Colonial and Postcolonial India: From Death Management to the New Spaces of Youth

Sohini Chattopadhyay (Columbia University): The Unclaimed Dead Body as a New Urban Problem: Calcutta and Bombay, c. 1870-1900

Tom A. Wilkinson (LSE): Indian Youth and the Defence of the Nation: Youth Mobilisations, Youth Physicality and the Birth of the National Cadet Core

HY510 - LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History

Since 2014-2015, the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS, the Department of International History at LSE, and the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po in Paris have co-organised the joint LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History (HY510).

The seminar welcomes presentations on any aspect of contemporary international history, with a focus on the Cold War.

The seminar is open to all PhD students and staff at both LSE and Sciences Po. We also welcome outside participants: if you would like to take part in the seminar, please sign up via the relevant eventbrite link in the programme on the seminar page on the LSE IDEAS website. If you have any doubts or difficulties, please e-mail the course organiser.

More detais and seminar programme for 2019/20 can be found in the LSE IDEAS website.