Latest stories from the Department

Latest news about the Department and its members, such as new appointments, publications, book launches, awards received, speaking engagements, media coverage and standings in world and national ranks.

January 2018

Corina Mavrodin

Guest Teacher and PhD alumna offered Max Weber Fellowship

Dr Corina Mavrodin has been offered a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence. She is currently teaching HY 116: International History since 1890 and HY 206: The International History of the Cold War, 1945-1989 in the Department of International History. Under the supervision of Professor Piers Ludlow, her PhD thesis, “A Maverick in the Making: Romania’s de-Satellization Process and the Global Cold War (1953-1963)”, passed the viva without corrections in May 2017. At the EUI, she will expand on her doctoral research by further exploring the economic and political roots of Romania’s de-satellization process within a global context. She says, “The EUI is an unparalleled centre of academic excellence in Europe. I feel both happy and privileged to be offered the Max Weber Fellowship, which will allow me to transform my dissertation into a monograph.” 


Dr Tanya Harmer's co-edited special journal issue out now

In 2016, Dr Harmer co-organised two international conferences in London and Mexico on Global and Transnational Histories of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left and on Intellectual Cultures of of Revolution in Latin America, respectively. Both conferences were hosted by the Latin America-Europe Cold War Research Network, coordinated by Dr Harmer and sponsored by the LSE International History Department. A special journal issue has now been released based on both conferences. Titled “Revolutionary Transnationalism in Historical Perspective: Militant Networks in the Americas”, the issue has been published in Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe (vol. 28, no. 2) with an introduction by Dr Harmer and by Dr Alberto Martin Alvarez (Instituto Mora). The whole issue is open access.


Dr Roham Alvandi on BBC Radio 4

Dr Roham Alvandi was on BBC Radio 4’s Briefing Room programme on 4 January, speaking about the historical context for the protests in Iran. Who are the protesters in Iran and what do they want? Listen to his contribution on BBCiPlayer.


LSE Summer School: New International History Course

We are thrilled to announce LSE Summer School's first ever course offered by the Department - IR106: From Sarajevo to Baghdad: Key Decisions on War and Peace, 1914-2003 with Professor David Stevenson. The course will offer an intensive investigation of a central set of topics over the last century of international politics. It will introduce students to the international history of the two world wars and the Cold War as well as the post-Cold War period. The material should be readily accessible to students with little previous background in the field, as well as rewarding for those who already have familiarity with the content.