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Events

The Department of International History hosts numerous lectures, roundtables, debates and workshops by our academics, visiting academics and others. Members of the Department are also involved in a series of events at LSE and around the world. Below is a selection of these events by chronological order. Our events are usually free and open to all. We make video and audio recordings available on this page whenever possible.

UCLSSEES

20 October, 10 November, 24 November and 1 December 2014, Mondays, 18:00, Room 433, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Modern Russian History Seminar Series

Convenors: Dr Andy Willimott| (UCL SSEES) and Dr Alesandro Iandolo| (LSE)

20 October: Steve Smith (Oxford) — Miraculous Icons and Bolshevik Power|

10 November: Polly Jones (Oxford) — Reinventing Revolutionary Lives: Writing and Reading Biographies in Late Socialism

24 November: Kristin Roth-Ely (SSEES) — Listening out: Cold War Radio and the Soviet Audience

1 December: Philippa Hetherington (Sydney) — Labour Migrant, Trafficking Victim, Refugee: The Emigrant Subject in Late Imperial Russia and the Early Soviet Union

Past Seminars:

6 October: George Gilbert (Oxford) — Conservatives or Radicals? Right-wing factions in the final years of the Russian Empire|

For any further information please contact a.willimott@ucl.ac.uk or a.iandolo@lse.ac.uk

This is an advanced Seminar Series supported by the UCL SSEES Centre for Russian Studies, and the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Alessandro Iandolo is British Academy Fellow at the Department of International History, LSE; Dr Andy Willimott is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at UCL SSEES.
 

Goode

23 October 2014, Thursday, 18:30-20:00, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Annual Gulf History Lecture: “A Matter of Life and Death for the Country”: The Iranian Intervention in Oman, 1972-1975|

Speaker: Professor James Goode|

This became one of the Shah’s most successful foreign initiatives. He entered at the request of Sultan Qabus to help quell a Marxist rebellion in Dhufar province. Acting for reasons wholly related to Iran’s regional security, he angered most of his Arab neighbors. His troops tipped the balance, helping to speed the end of the insurrection, for which Iran earned the lasting gratitude of the sultan.

The annual LSE Gulf History Lecture is hosted by the LSE Department of International History, with the generous support of the LSE Kuwait Programme.

Professor Goode teaches history at Grand Valley State University. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran, 1968-1971, and later taught for the University of Mashhad, 1971-1973. He has written widely on modern Iran, including Negotiating for the Past (2007), winner of the Robert H. Ferrell prize
 

Logevall

28 October 2014, Tuesday, 19:00-20:30, New Theatre, East Building, LSE

Department of International History Annual Lecture: "The Vietnam Wars Reconsidered" |

Speaker: Professor Fredrik Logevall|

 With the outpouring of scholarship on the Vietnam Wars in recent years, it's time to take stock and reconsider two core questions: why did the wars happen, and why did two Western powers, first France and then the United States, fail in their efforts? In this lecture historian Fredrik Logevall will offer his analysis, while also contemplating the meaning of the war for our own time.

Fredrik Logevall is the Stephen and Madeline Anbinder Professor of History at Cornell University. His most recent book is Embers of War: The Fall of An Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, which received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History.
 

DavidReynolds

29 October 2014, Wednesday, 18:30-20:00, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and LSE Remembrance Lecture|

Speaker: Professor David Reynolds|
Chair: Professor Sönke Neitzel|

Professor David Reynolds will address the legacy of the First World War, in particular the effect of mass bereavement and commemoration.

David Reynolds is Professor of International History at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Christ’s College.Sönke Neitzel is a professor in the Department of International History at LSE and a leading expert on the history of Germany in the two world wars.
 

Eirini Karamouzi

5 November 2014, Wednesday, 18:30-20:00, Tower 2, room 9.04, LSE

God Save the Community: Greece's Entry into the EEC|

Speaker: Dr Eirini Karamouzi|
Discussant: Dr Piers Ludlow|
Chair: Professor Michael Cox|

The financial and economic crises that gripped Greece in 2010 set in motion a domino effect that upset the stability of the Euro. It opened the floodgates to a seemingly endless stream of accusations and recriminations over the economic, financial and political origins of the Greek crisis, with European political elites and the press alike questioning even Greece’s entry to the EEC. This heightened interest from the public calls for a deeper understanding of Greece’s relations with Europe, starting with a historical analysis of Greece’s road to EEC membership.Why did the Europeans say ‘YES’ to Greece? What was the rationale? These questions are explored in Dr Eirini Karamouzi's new book, Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974-1979: the Second Enlargement|, which will be launched at the event.

Dr Eirini Karamouzi is Lecturer in Contemporary History, University of Sheffield, A.G. Leventis Fellow (Oxford University) and Executive Director for the LSE Commission on Diplomacy at LSE IDEAS. She taught at the Department of International History, LSE, for several years and after finishing her PhD there she went on to be the Pinto Post-doctoral Fellow for 2011-2012. Dr Piers Ludlow is Head of the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS and Associate Professor at the Department of International History, LSE. Professor Michael Cox is Founding Co-Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor in International Relations.
 

Chris Clarke

7 November 2014, Friday, Lancaster House, London

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Historical Branch & International History Department, LSE: 'Sir Edward Grey and the Outbreak of the First World War'|

Speakers: Roy Bridge, Christopher Clark|, Keith Hamilton, John Keiger|, Annika Mombauer|, Thomas Otte|, Keith Robbins, Richard Smith, Zara Steiner and Keith Wilson|.

This one-day conference focuses on reappraising Britain’s decision to enter the First World War and on the role played by the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey. It will examine not only the July-August 1914 crisis but also the pre-war decade of relations between Britain and the Central Powers and between Britain and the Entente. It will consider how other Powers viewed British policy as well as how Britain viewed them. And although its focus will be on Grey’s personality and leadership, the Foreign Office and the diplomatic corps, attention will be given as necessary to other parts of Whitehall, to Westminster politics, and to British public opinion more broadly.
 
Attendance is free but numbers are limited. If you are interested in attending please RSVP, by 6 October, to historianevents@fco.gsi.gov.uk| to be added to the registration list.

See Conference Programme|.
 

NixonKissingerAndTheShah

16 October 2014, Thursday, 18:30-20:00, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Book Launch: Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War by Dr Roham Alvandi|

Speaker: Dr Roham Alvandi|
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge|

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, is often remembered as a pliant instrument of American power during the Cold War. In this lecture and book launch, Roham Alvandi offered a revisionist account of the Shah's relationship with the United States by examining the partnership he forged with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1970s. Dr Alvandi discussed how the Shah shaped US policy in the Persian Gulf under Nixon and Kissinger, including the CIA’s covert support for the Kurdish revolt in northern Iraq, and the US role in the origins of Iran’s nuclear program. Dr Alvandi drew on the history of Iran’s Cold War partnership with the United States to examine the potential for Iranian-American cooperation in the Middle East today.

Roham Alvandi is Assistant Professor of International History at LSE. He is a historian of modern Iran and the wider Middle East and has written extensively on the history of Iran’s foreign relations. His recent book, Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2014), was selected by the Financial Times as one of its ‘summer books’ of 2014. Professor Toby Dodge is Director of the Middle East Centre at LSE, Deputy Director of LSE IDEAS, and a Professor in the International Relations Department at the LSE.
 

AustroHungarianWarAims

15 October 2014, Wednesday, 18:30-20:00, Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Public Lecture and Book Launch of Austro-Hungarian War Aims in the Balkans during World War I by Dr Marvin B. Fried|

Participants: Dr Marvin B. Fried| and introduction by Professor David Stevenson|

Beyond their fateful decisions which ultimately led to the First World War, the Austro-Hungarian leaders played a vital role in continuing and expanding the conflict to feed their territorial ambitions. Using previously secret material, Fried examined in his book the Monarchy's aggressive and expansionist war aims in the Balkans. The conquest and subjugation of Serbia was but a cornerstone of a wider Austro-Hungarian imperialist dream of further annexations and the precursor to a hegemonic economic empire in the rest of South-East Europe. Was the purpose to make Austria-Hungary, in the words of one of its leaders, a truly 'European Great Power of the first order,' or were these simply the death throes of an obsolete empire, loathe to voluntarily part with its Great Power status and prestige? In either case, these war aims were 'life and death questions' for the Monarchy's leaders, without which there would be no peace and for which they were prepared to sacrifice enormous quantities of blood and treasure.

Marvin B. Fried is a Guest Teacher at the Department of International History; David Stevenson is Professor of International History at the same department.
 

Marc David Baer

13 October 2014, Monday, 17:15-19:15, Brunei Gallery, Room B104, SOAS

Muslim Encounters with Nazism and the Holocaust: The Ahmadi of Berlin and Jewish Convert to Islam Hugo Marcus|

Speaker: Professor Marc Baer|

This seminar was part of the Near and Middle East History Seminar hosted by the Department of History, SOAS

Marc Baer is Professor of International History at LSE.
 

Hartley3

9 October 2014, Thursday, 18:30-20:00, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Department of International History Public Lecture: "Siberia: a History of the People"|

Speaker: Professor Janet Hartley|

Siberia is a part of Russia but also a specific region with its own characteristics. Based on rich sources, many from local archives, Janet Hartley looks at the life of the people – who came to Siberia, how they lived, how were governed , how they related to the indigenous population – from the late sixteenth century, when “Sibir” became part of the Russian empire, to the present. This lecture marks the launch of Siberia: a History of the People published by Yale in July 2014.

Professor Janet Hartley is Professor of International History at the LSE and Head od Department. She is the author of six books and many articles and chapters on Russian history and Anglo-Russian relations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 

BrianFarrell

8 October 2014, Wednesday, 18:30-20:00, Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE-NUS Public Lecture: Cross-Border Cross Referencing: sorting out Indonesian confrontation in the field|

Speaker: Professor Brian P Farrell|
Chair: Dr Kirsten Schulze|

Indonesia ‘confronted’ the establishment of Malaysia in 1963 by waging an undeclared war, which included armed incursions across recognized international frontiers. The lecture will discuss the work of a military historian in the field and explore the role and perspectives of the local populations during this cross-border conflict.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.

Brian Farrell is professor of military history and (currently) head of the Department of History at the National University of Singapore. His main areas of research interest are the military history of the British Empire, especially in the 20th century; the modern history of empires and imperialism, especially in Asia; the history of Western military power in Asia; and problems related to collective security and coalition warfare. He is currently acting as principal investigator on the major research project Empire in Asia: A New Global History, and serving as Asia-Pacific regional coordinator for the Society for Military History, the largest such professional organization in the world.Kirsten Schulze is associate professor in International History, LSE. She has conducted research on armed conflicts in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and has been the head of the LSE Ideas Southeast Asia Program since 2012.
 

TrailsoftheGreatWar

3 October 2014, Friday, Shaw Library, London School of Economics

Trails of the Great War, 1914 to 2014

Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun|,Dr John F Jungclaussen|, Professor David Stevenson|, Professor Robert Gerwarth|, Professor John Horne|, Professor Philip Bobbitt|, Professor Richard Sennett|, Lord Glasman|, Jesse Norman MP|, Professor Zygmunt Bauman|

The centenary year of the outbreak of the Great War began with a serious debate over the war guilt question. Historians such as Christopher Clark, David Reynolds and Niall Ferguson engaged a wide public audience with their respective arguments. After that, the focus was very much on the nature of war itself. In the media, in theatres and concert halls, in stately homes and village halls, the British commemoration of the Great War was strikingly visceral. History, it seemed, was less about rationalising past events than it was about accessing the emotional experience of those who lived in it.

Yet, 1914 marked the beginning of a conflict that was much more than a ‘national catastrophe’ for Britain. In the words of the American diplomat and historian George F Kennan this was ‘the great seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century’, the big bang that determined the course of history and continues to define the political reality in Britain, Europe and America to this day. The aim of this conference was to move beyond the parochial and broaden the view of the British debate.

See Conference Programme|.

Professor Craig Calhoun is Director of the LSE and former Director of the Social Research Council; Dr John F Jungclaussen is UK Correspondent DIE ZEIT newspaper, historian and author; David Stevenson is Professor of International History at the LSE; Robert Gerwarth is Professor of Modern History, Director of the Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin; John Horne is Professor of Modern European History, Trinity College Dublin; Philip Bobbitt is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University. Director of Centre for National Security, Columbia University; Richard Sennett is Professor of Sociology at the LSE, Co-Chair of the New Urban Charter Programme for UN Habitat; Lord Glasman is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, Director of the Faith and Citizenship Programme, London Metropolitan University; Jesse Norman is an MP; Zygmunt Bauman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds.

*Podcast*|

 

LAandEuropeCW

10 September 2014, Wednesday, International Symposium, AHILA, Berlin

Latin America and Europe during the Cold War|

The LSE sponsored a symposium at 2014’s AHILA conference| in Berlin on 10 September. Coordinated by Dr Tanya Harmer|, the symposium brought together 15 historians from around the world in 4 panels to examine the relations between Latin America, the Soviet bloc and Western Europe. The symposium focused on the formal relations between governments and political parties of Latin America and Europe. It aimed to investigate the transnational networks and contacts that emerged between both regions as a result of solidarity movements, youth groups, academic exchanges and travel. Beyond showcasing new research, the aim of the symposium was to lay the foundations of a new international network aimed at understanding, and disseminating sources on the relationship between Europe and Latin America during the Cold War.

Read the Conference Programme|
 

British International History Group

 4-6 September 2014, Thursday-Saturday, Shaw Library and Clement House, LSE

26th Annual Conference of the British International History Group|

The 26th Annual Conference of the British International History Group took place at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 4 to 6 September 2014. The conference showcased several speakers from LSE's International History Department, namely Nigel Ashton|, Antony Best|, Steve Casey|, David Stevenson| and Arne Westad|.

See the Conference Programme|
 

MonarchiesatWar

27 May 2014, Tuesday, Council Room, King’s College London

ICBH Annual Conference: Monarchies at War|

Speakers: Dr Antony Best|, Dr Jonathan Boff|, Dr Richard Dunley|, Professor Erik Goldstein| and Professor William Philpott|

As part of King’s College London’s centenary commemoration of the Great War, the Institute of Contemporary British History was proud to be holding its annual conference on 'Monarchies at War'. The conference considered the role of monarchies from around the world in the First World War and in subsequent conflicts. It covered the diplomatic, political, military and social aspects of their roles, and considered perspectives from around the world.

Dr Antony Best is Associate Professor of International History at LSE, Dr Jonathan Boff is Lecturer in History at University of Birmingham, Dr Richard Dunley is a Contemporary Records Specialist at the National Archives, Professor Erik Goldstein is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University and Professor William Philpott is Professor of the History of Warfare at KCL.
 

US Iran Detente

12 May 2014, Monday, 6.30-8pm, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement's Inn, LSE

US-Iran Détente: Past and Present|

Speakers: Ambassador John Limbert|, Dr Chris Emery|, Dr Roham Alvandi|
Chair
Professor Toby Dodge
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The historic September 2013 phone call between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama represented the highest-level contact between Iran and the United States since relations between the two countries were severed in April 1980, in the midst of the Tehran hostage crisis. As Iran and the P5+1 move ahead with drafting a comprehensive nuclear agreement, Tehran and Washington have carefully pursued a détente that could transform the political landscape of the Middle East. This roundtable will examine the troubled history of US-Iran relations, past failed efforts at détente, and the prospects for a breakthrough in US-Iran relations in 2014.

Ambassador John Limbert is Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern (Iranian) Affairs; Dr Chris Emery is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Plymouth University of Plymouth; Dr Roham Alvandi is Assistant Professor of International History at the LSE.

*Podcast*|
 

Feeling Imperial

8 May 2014, Thursday, 1pm, B13 at 32 Lincolns Inn Fields, LSE

Feeling Imperial: The Shaping of American Attitudes towards the Philippines|

Speaker: Professor Andrew Rotter|
Chair: Professor Matthew Jones|

American attitudes towards their empire in the Philippines were deeply shaped by notions of civilisation derived from sensory perceptions of themselves and others. The islands’ rough and tangled terrain, suffocating heat and humidity, and the allegedly dangerous bodily contact Americans had with the Philippine people all conspired to confirm suspicions that the islands were not sufficiently civilised for self-government. Only after the land could be smoothed, the air made less oppressive, and the people less rough-skinned and disease-prone, could the United States consider independence for the archipelago.

Professor Andrew Rotter is Charles A. Dana Professor of History at Colgate University, USA.
 

Professor David Stevenson

6 May 2014, Tuesday, 6.30-8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Department of International History Public Lecture: ‘LSE’s War: 1914-1918’|

Speaker: Professor David Stevenson|
Chair: Professor Anita Prażmowska|

Drawing on new research in the School’s archives, this lecture will retrace the LSE experience before, during, and in the aftermath of the First World War.   David Stevenson is Stevenson Professor of International History at the School, and an expert on the history of the 1914-18 conflict.

David Stevenson is Stevenson Professor of International History at the School, and an expert on the history of the 1914-18 conflict. 
 

Dr Svetozar Rajak

30 April 2014, Wednesday, 6.30-8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Department of International History Roundtable III: ‘Reappraising the First World War: the Legacy’|

Speakers: Dr Bill Kissane|, Dr Svetozar Rajak|, Professor Max Schulze|, Professor Alan Sked|, Professor Sӧnke Neitzel|
Chair: Professor David Stevenson|

As part of the events connected with the First World War centenary, the Department of International History organized a series of roundtable discussions on the war. This event assessed the impact and the aftermath of the war on the British Isles and Continental Europe, as well as the links between the First and Second World Wars.

Bill Kissane is Associate Professor (Reader) in Politics at the Department of Government (LSE); Svetozar Rajak is Associate Professor at the Department of International History (LSE); Max Schulze is Professor of Economic History at the Department of Economic History (LSE); Alan Sked is Professor of International History at the Department of International History (LSE); Sӧnke Neitzel is Professor of International History at the Department of International History (LSE).
 

Junkers 1920s

30 April 2014, Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm, NAB 1.04, LSE

The Nazi-Soviet Pact in the Light of Transnational History: 'Persian Connections in German-Soviet Relations'|
 
Speaker: Professor Jennifer Jenkins |
Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi|

The Nazi-Soviet Pact, a central topic in the scholarship on the Second World War, is generally studied in its political and European dimensions. It was the instrument for the coming together of two unlikely ideological allies in the destruction and acquisition of Poland. By contrast the economic aspects of the Pact are understudied, although they were fundamental to how it functioned. They also worked through transnational networks that stretched far beyond Europe. Professor Jennifer Jenkins took a new look at the Nazi-Soviet Pact by embedding it in German and Soviet economic policies toward the Near East, specifically with Iran, from the early Weimar period forward. She also explored the history of German-Soviet-Persian economic cooperation in the interwar period, Iran's importance as a zone of cooperation between Germany and the USSR, and its place in the making of the Pact.

Jennifer L. Jenkins is Associate Professor of German and European History at the University of Toronto.

*Podcast*|
 

Churchill

29 April 2014, Tuesday, 6.30-8.00pm, Hong Kong Theatre, LSE

Department of International History in association with The Churchill Centre (UK) Public Debate: 'Churchill and Leadership: Constructing a Political Icon'|
 
Speakers: Professor Richard Toye|, Lord Alan Watson| and Dr Lucy Noakes|
Chair: Dr Antony Best|

Winston Churchill remains one of the most prominent British leaders in history. This event explored the political, strategic, and personal dimensions of Churchill's approach to leadership.

Lucy Noakes is a social and cultural historian of mid-century Britain at the University of Brighton and  is the current Honorary Secretary of the Social History Society. Richard Toye is a Professor of History at the University of Exeter and has published several books on Winston Churchill. Lord Alan Watson is a former BBC broadcaster and Chairman of CTN Communications and Chairman of Havas Media UK.  He is also Vice President of the English Speaking Union and a patron of the Churchill Archives at Churchill College, Cambridge.

*Podcast*|
 

Kent Deng

13 March 2014, Thursday, 11:00-1:00pm, NAB 2.13, LSE

Lent Term: World History Workshop

Speaker: Dr Kent Deng|

The aim of this workshop was to provide a forum for an intellectual exchange of ideas between staff and postgraduate students across the LSE about new research, advances in the field of world history and recent historiographical debates. Topics of particular interest included histories of the extra-European world, empires, post-colonial societies, citizenship, trade networks, modernity and development, cultural exchanges, transnational lives, migration and exile. On 13 March, Dr Kent Deng from the Economic History Department presented a paper to the workshop entitled, "Absorbing pressure and generating growth: Demystifying China's Early Economic Revolution during the Northern Song Era, circa 960-1127." 

Staff, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students from all departments at the LSE were welcome to attend.

 

Please email Dr Tanya Harmer| to receive a copy of Dr Deng's paper.

Dr Kent Deng is Associate Professor in Economic History at LSE.
 

 Timothy Snyder

11 March 2014, Tuesday, 6.30-8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

The Origins of the Final Solution: Eastern Europe and the Holocaust|
 
Speaker: Professor Timothy Snyder |
Chair: Professor Michael Cox|

The Nazi Final Solution was implemented in occupied Poland and the occupied Soviet Union, in the lands that after the end of the war quickly fell behind the Iron Curtain. The opening of borders and archives has permitted a much fuller acquaintance with the victims of the Holocaust, the vast majority of whom were east European Jews, as well as with the motivation and behaviours of the German perpetrators and the east Europeans who aided them in the murder.  Must the national history of eastern Europe, with which we began, now collapse into nothing more than a prehistory of catastrophe? Or might instead a grounding in national history help us better discern the human causes of the Holocaust?  Only an explanation that can unite Hitler's metaphysical anti-Semitism with the experience of German power in eastern Europe can be satisfactory.

Timothy Snyder is the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

*Podcast*|
 

Dr Paul Stock

10 March 2014, Monday, 5:30-7:00pm, Kings College London, Centre for Hellenic Studies, K0.31, Strand Campus

Real and Imagined: Philhellenic Travel in the Greek War of Independence|

Speaker: Dr Paul Stock|

This paper discussed philhellenic travellers' perceptions and experiences of Greece in the early nineteenth century, especially during the War of Independence in the 1820s. It argued that the philhellenes understood Greece as a ‘real-and-imagined’ space. Greece was an ‘imagined’ location in the sense that philhellenic conception of it is shaped by certain rhetorical assumptions and priorities. But, evidently, it was also a ‘real’ space, not simply in the obvious sense that the landscape has a tangible existence, but also in that those rhetorical constructions have concrete consequences and expressions.  The paper discussed the significance of this real-and-imagined Greece as conceived by a number of prominent British philhellenes.

Dr Paul Stock is Lecturer in Early Modern International History 1500-1850 at LSE.
 

Dr Alan Best

5 March 2014, Wednesday, 6.30-8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Department of International History Roundtable II: 'Reappraising the First World War: Global War'|

Participants: Dr Antony Best|, Dr Paul Mulvey|, Professor David Stevenson|

As part of the events connected with the First World War centenary, the Department of International History has organized a series of roundtable discussions on the war. This was the second roundtable on the subject which assessed the First World War’s importance in global history, and as a turning point in Europe’s relations with the wider world.

Anthony Best is Senior Lecturer in international history at LSE; Paul Mulvey is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in international history at LSE; David Stevenson is Professor of international history at LSE.
 

Literary Festival

26 February 2014, Wednesday, 7:00-8.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Literary Festival Discussion: Why Remember? Reflections on the First World War Centenary|

Speakers: Professor Michael Cox|, Dr John Hutchinson|, Professor Margaret Macmillan |
Chair: Professor David Stevenson|

This multi-disciplinary panel discussion reflected on the consequences of the First World War and the value of remembrance, including the impact on international relations, the effect on nationalism and the home front, and what photography and narration of the war can tell us about our society.

Michael Cox is founding Co-Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of international relations at LSE; John Hutchinson is Reader in nationalism in the Department of Government at LSE; Margaret Macmillan is the Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford; David Stevenson is Professor of international history at LSE.

*Podcast*|
 

Dr T C. Sherman

14 November 2013, Thursday, 11am-1pm, Room TW2.3.03, LSE

Michaelmas Term: World History Workshop

Speaker: Dr Taylor Sherman|

Building on the expertise and research interests of scholars at the LSE, the first termly informal World History workshop was held with the aim of providing a forum for an intellectual exchange of ideas between staff and postgraduate students about new research, advances in the field of world history and recent historiographical debates. At the introductory World History workshop on 14 November a general discussion of research interests, work in progress and research news was held before a pre-circulated chapter by Dr Taylor Sherman from her new book entitled "Moral Economies of Communal Violence in Secular India: Muslim Citizenship and Refugee Rehabilitation in Hyderabad" was discussed.

Staff, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students from all departments at the LSE are welcome to attend.  

Please email Dr Tanya Harmer| to receive a copy of Dr Sherman's paper.

Dr Taylor Sherman is Associate Professor in international history at LSE.
 

 

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