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Department of International History
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
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 QS World University Rankings
History at LSE Highly Rated in Major World Rankings

The Department of International History has performed impressively in several recent university league tables. The QS World University History Subject Table| for 2014 ranks History at LSE 7th overall in the world and 3rd in terms of Reputation amongst Employers.
 

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Professor Janet Hartley's new book is out now|

Professor Hartley|'s new book, Siberia: A History of the Peoplehas now been published by Yale University Press. It explores the history of this vast Russian wasteland - whose very name is a common euphemism for remote bleakness and exile - through the lives of the people who settled there, either willingly, desperately, or as prisoners condemned to exile or forced labour in mines or the gulag. It has been reviewed already in The Sunday Times| and The Spectator|.

 

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New Book by Professor Steven Casey on US Casualty Reporting|

Professor Steven Casey| has recently published When Soldiers Fall: How Americans Have Confronted Combat Casualties from World War I to Afghanistan (2014). Buy this book from the publisher: Oxford University Press|. For more information, click here|.

 

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New Book by Dr Roham Alvandi on the US and Iran under the Shah|
Dr Roham Alvandi
| has recently published a new book by the Oxford University Press called Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War (2014). The book can be purchased through the publisher's site: Oxford University Press|. For more information, click here|.

 

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Dr Tanya Harmer's Book Launch in Chile

Dr Tanya Harmer| was in Santiago, Chile, on 28 July to launch her new book, co-edited with Alfredo Riquelme, Chile y la Guerra Fría Global|. The book is the result of a conference Dr Harmer organised between LSE IDEAS and the Institute of History at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2009. The event was featured in the national Chilean newspaper La Tercera|. Read more about the book launch here|.

 
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Former PhD Student publishes First Monograph

The Department is pleased to announce the publication of Austro-Hungarian War Aims in the Balkans During World War I by Dr Marvin Benjamin Fried|, a guest teacher in the Department.  Marvin received his PhD under the supervision of Professor David Stevenson and has been teaching in the Department of International History since 2007. For more information about the book, please visit the publisher's site|.
 

KCL Post for LSE Teacher and Former Student

One of the Department's guest teachers, Robin Mills, has obtained a one-year replacement lectureship in the history of political ideas in the History Department at King's College London. Robin is a former prize-winning undergraduate of ours, and has subsequently been awarded teaching prizes by both the Department and by the Students Union. 

 


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The Great War Interviews Collection on BBC Website

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the BBC has released a collection of 13 previously unseen interviews with veterans and civilians in the 1960s. The interviews were conducted for the landmark BBC series The Great War (1964). The interviews have been restored in collaboration with the Imperial War Museums and provide powerful first-hand accounts of the experiences of veterans and the women on the Home Front. They are now available to view on BBC iPlayer permanently, for free, to people in the UK. The interviews can be found here on the BBC website|.

 

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Westad named the winner of the 2013 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award

Professor Arne Westad|, Professor of International History and Co-Director of LSE IDEAS, won the 2013 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, for his book Restless Empire: China and the world since 1750|. The five finalist books, which were recognised for their outstanding contributions to the understanding of Asia, were selected from over 100 nominations submitted by US and Asia-based publishers for books published in 2012. Arne Westad was named the winning author in late October and received a $20,000 prize.

 

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Posthumous Publication of Gonzalez Book

The department is pleased to announce the posthumous publication of Martín Abel González's book, The Genesis of the Falklands (Malvinas) Conflict: Argentina, Britain and the Failed Negotiations of the 1960s| (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Martín was a former International History PhD student who taught for many years in the Department. He tragically passed away in an accident in 2011. Professor Nigel Ashton, who has edited the book for publication, said 'I am delighted to see Martín’s work published so that other scholars can now benefit from his insight into the genesis of the Falklands/Malvinas conflict in the 1960s. This book serves as a fitting tribute to Martín’s outstanding scholarship'.

 

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International History marks the sad loss of Tadeusz Jagodzinski

Tadeusz who completed MSc in History of International Relations in the Department of International History in 2007 died tragically in Czestochowa on 5 July.  A journalist by profession, he worked for the Polish section of the BBC until it closed in 2005.  At that point he made the important decision to complete a master’s degree at the LSE which he did with merit. At the time of his death he worked for the Polish Embassy in London.

More on Tadeusz can be found here|.

 

TheLastStalinist|

The Last Stalinist: The Life of Santiago Carrillo

Professor Paul Preston|

 
SiberiaAHistoryofthePeople|

Siberia: A History of the People

Professor Janet Hartley|

 
ChileylaGuerraFria|

Chile y la Guerra Fría Global

Dr Tanya Harmer|

 
NixonKissingerAndTheShah|

Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War

Dr Roham Alvandi|

 
When Soldiers Fall|

When Soldiers Fall: How Americans Have Confronted Combat Losses from World War I to Afghanistan

Professor Steven Casey|

 
Restless Empire|

Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750

Professor Odd Arne Westad|

 
With Our Backs to the Wall|

With Our Backs to the Wall

Professor David Stevenson|

 
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Violence against Prisoners of War in the First World War

Dr Heather Jones|

 
Allendes Chile Tanya Harmer|

Allende's Chile & The Inter-American Cold War

Dr Tanya Harmer|

 
St Petersburg and the Russian Court

St Petersburg and the Russian Court, 1703-61

Dr Paul Keenan|

 

 

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