All International History PhD students are invited to attend HY509 on alternate Wednesdays during term time from 16:00 to 18:00 in Clement House, 3rd floor, room 04 - 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 2018/19 is listed below. 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: Molly Avery, Hamish McDougall and Katherine Arnold
Seminar Programme 2018-19
Science and Intelligence in the Early Cold War
Simon Graham (University of Sydney): Cold War Collaborations: An International History of Intelligence Sharing between East German, Czechoslovak and Soviet security services, 1952-1968
Dr Charlie Hall (University of Kent): The Spoils of War: British Exploitation of German Science and Technology and the Start of the Cold War
US foreign policy in the final decade of the Cold War
Joseph Ledford (UC Berkeley): A Reagan Revolution: The Iran-Contra Affair and American Statecraft, 1981-1993
Dr Una Bergmane (LSE): US foreign policy, the Baltic Question and the Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1989-1991
European Integration in the 1970s and 1980s
Andi Shehu (EUI): Between Crisis and Economic Development: European Foreign Policy from the War in Afghanistan to Project PHARE, 1979-1989
Sara Venditti (LUISS Guido Carli): Europeanization of Space: The Ariane project between Europeanization and Independence, 1973-1979
Ideas of Asia
Xue Chang (Princeton University): Opening One’s Eyes to Observe the World: Foreign Geography and the Studies of Xinjiang in Nineteenth-Century China
Dr Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz (University of Cambridge): The idea of ‘Asia’ in turn-of-the twentieth-century Philippine Pan-Asianist Action and Political Thought
New perspectives on empire
Agata Bloch (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences): Living on the Edge: Did Colonialism Really Create Outsiders? The Case of the Early Modern Portuguese Empire
Tiraana Bains (Yale University): Provincializing the Bengal Presidency: Intra-Imperial Contests and the Remaking of the British Empire in South Asia and the East Indies, circa 1750-1799
David Gomez (Institute of the Americas, UCL): Canals and Borders: Economic Diplomacy and the Anglo-Guatemalan Territorial Dispute over Belize, 1821-1870