All International History PhD students are invited to attend HY509 on alternate Wednesdays during term time from 16:00 to 18:00 in 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Room B13 - they will be followed by drinks at the George IV pub.
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 2017/18 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: Grace Carrington, Judith Jacob, Will King, Alex Mayhew, and Eline van Ommen
Seminar Programme 2017-18
British Cold War Intelligence
Thomas J. Maguire (University of Cambridge): "British Overseas Security Assistance: Counter-subversion, Stability and Influence in the Cold War Global South"
Will King (LSE): "Anglo-American Intelligence Cooperation and the Japanese Biological Warfare Program, 1944-1947"
Culture, Cuba and the USSR
Isabel Story (University of Nottingham): "Culture is not a Luxury: Cuba and the USSR in the 1980s"
Anna Clayfield (University of Chester): "Sovietisation and Siege Mentality: Mass Mobilisation in Cuba in the 1980s"
Jonathan Hunt (University of Southampton): "'The Side of the Angels': Lyndon Johnson and the Absolution of American Power, 1963-1969"
Malcolm Craig (Liverpool John Moores University): "Islamic States and Fissionable Material: US Nuclear Non-proliferation Policy, the Middle East, and the International News Media, 1979-1991"
Daniel Kressel (Columbia University): "Spiritual Technocrats: The Francoist authoritarian-technocratic state-ideology in Latin America’s Southern Cone in the 1960s and 1970s"
Nathaniel Kunkeler (University of Cambridge): "The Myth of International Fascism: Practice, Propaganda, and Public Relations"
Public Diplomacy in the Cold War
Simon Ottersbach (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen): "Radio Free Europe’s Production and Transatlantic Circulation of ‘Cold War Knowledge’ (1950–1971)"
Óscar José Martín García (Universidad de La Laguna): "The Soft Power of Modernization. The United States’ Public Diplomacy, Student Unrest and Regime Change in Authoritarian Spain, 1967-1975"
British Politics in the 1980s
Oliver Barton (LSE): "‘Special no more?’ Britain and the INF Treaty"
Benjamin Bland (Royal Holloway): "Riding the Tiger... from Rome to London: The Political Thought of Julius Evola and Anglo-Italian Neo-Fascism in the 1980s"
East Asia in the Cold War
Seung Mo Kang (LSE): "Deciding on the Signatory States for the Japanese Peace Treaty: the case of South Korea and Indochinese States"
Katrin Heilmann (King’s College London): "The 1969 Sino-Soviet border conflict: a Chinese national civil defence perspective"
Casper Wits (University of Tübingen): "Pro-China Conservatives in Japan: The “China Faction” in the LDP, 1958-1972"
India, Empire and Identity
Teresa Segura-Garcia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): "The Indian princely states and America at the end of empire, 1900–1939"
Somak Biswas (University of Warwick): "India, Indenture and the Empire: Cultural Politics of a Transnational Discourse, 1904-1945"
Oliver Coates (University of Cambridge): "An African Orient? West Africans in World War Two India, 1943-1947"
Belgian Relief during the Great War
Tomas Irish (Swansea University): "The Relief of Belgian Scholars during the First World War"
Elisabeth Piller (University of Trondheim): "‘Poor Little Belgium’ and the Greater War. An International History of the American Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1914 – 1925"
Citizenship and Nationalism in the French Caribbean
Susannah Savage (SOAS): "Strangers in strange lands: Indians and the path to citizenship in the French Caribbean"
Grace Carrington (LSE): "A Forgotten Massacre: Understanding the Significance of ‘Mai 67’ for Decolonisation in Guadeloupe"