Using History: Beyond Graduation

Hosted by the Department of International History

LSE LIFE, Workspace 4, United Kingdom

International History Undergraduate Students Conference and Social Event

This one-day conference and social event for International History undergraduate students, arising from the requests of students themselves, explored several key topics in the study of modern history, including the value of studying the subject; look at the career paths taken by several of the Department’s recent graduates; and listen to the views and experiences of more advanced career alumni.

Careers advisers were also on hand to talk to students about their own ideas for the paths they would like to follow beyond graduation. 

Throughout the day there were opportunities to meet alumni from different sectors, discuss career aspirations, and ask questions. 

Lunch and refreshments were provided.

At the end of the conference, we gathered for a social event at the upstairs room of The George pub.

See views of the conference in our Facebook page.


The Department of International History (@lsehistory) teaches and conducts research on the international history of Britain, Europe and the world from the early modern era up to the present day.


Provisional programme:

10:00 - Arrival and tea/coffee

10:30 - Professor Stephen Tuck (Oxford): US civil rights movement; paths after graduation

11:30 - Break

11:45 - Professor Andrew Preston (Cambridge): The uses of history for the present

12:45 - Lunch

14:00 - Careers talk and interactive session with students and career advisors from LSE Careers

14:30 - Recent LSE International History graduate student panel: Transitioning to work; selling a History degree

Iona Fedder: Woodcut Media; film/TV documentary work
Catherine Flood: Think-tanks, policy-related roles
Uday Mehra: Law
John Milnes-Smith: The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network

15:30 - Break

16:00 - The Uses of History
Jamie Maples: partner in the Weil Law Firm and member of the International Arbitration and Trade Group
Jan Kuiper: co-Founder and former Director and Business Development Manager, PaperBack

17:00 - Student social: upstairs room in The George pub


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Conference open to International History undergraduate students.

This conference has now passed.


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