All International History PhD students are invited to attend HY509 during term time. In Michaelmas Term 2020, sessions will be hosted on Zoom from 4pm to 6pm BST/GMT.
The 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 2020/21 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 pre-register through Eventbrite. Log in details will be sent via EventBrite.
For further information please email the convenors.
Convenors: Caroline Cox, Charlotte Eaton and Caroline Green
Schedule of meetings 2020-21
*** Michaelmas Term ***
30 September 2020 | Register on EventBrite
Global Histories of Asian Experiments in Nationbuilding
Rong Wu (University of Cambridge): “Confronting the “European War” in Early Republican China: ROC’s Constitutional Process and the First World War”
Agnik Bhattacharya (University of Delhi): “The Modernization Project: Examining the Global history of 19th and 20th century 'Islamic' Afghanistan”
14 October 2020 | Register on EventBrite
In Search of International Solidarity
Dr Robert Power (LSE): “The Internationalisation of the Liberation Struggle in Zambia, c.1953-64”
Colter Marinus Louwerse (University of Exeter): “‘Tyranny of the Veto’: PLO Diplomacy and the January 1976 UNSC Resolution”
Alejandro Santistevan Gutti (CIDE, Mexico): “The foreign policy of Bolivia and Peru, 1968-1972: the limits of revolutionary nationalism in the Cold War”
28 October 2020 | Register on EventBrite
Science and the Body in Colonial South Africa
Katherine Arnold (LSE): “From Humans to Objects: Commercial Skull Collecting in the Nineteenth-Century Cape Colony”
Chelsea Davis (George Washington University): “Bones and Bisulphide of Carbon: Science, Knowledge, and the Objectification of Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Cape Vineyards”
18 November 2020 | Register on EventBrite
Missionary Encounters in Colonial Societies
Dr Divya Kannan (Shiv Nadar University, India): “Caste(ing) Childhood: Missionaries and the Education of the Poor in Colonial South India”
Eva Ward (University of Strathclyde): “International diplomacy and colonial drug policy in the Philippines, 1905-1940”
2 December 2020 | Register on EventBrite
Discourse and Discord: Constitutional Reform in Britain
Ben Sayle (LSE): “‘Populist Constitutionalism:’ Unionist Responses to the 1909-11 Constitutional Crises”
William Mitchell (LSE): “Reimagining the Constitution: Ministerial Responses to the Opponents in the Standing Army Debate, 1697-1702”
*** Lent Term ***
3 February 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Transnational Perspectives from Nineteenth Century Spanish America: Rethinking Borders and Peripheries
Aleksandra Kaye (University College London): "Wielding the Power of Topography: Polish Participation in Materializing a Border in the Pampa in the 1870s"
Pablo Soffia Palma (University College London): "On Multiple Enlightenments: The Uses of Johannes Gottfried von Herder in the Global Americas, 1837- 1844"
17 February 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Tracing Hidden Advocates for Colonialism and Counter-Revolutionary Warfare
Nathan Grau (Harvard University): "Counter-Revolutionary Warfare Between Empires: A.J. Wilson and Franco-British Decolonization, 1945- 1962"
Gabriel Polley (University of Exeter): "Archaeologist and Coloniser: Claude Reignier Conder in Palestine"
10 March 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Uncovering the Agency of Marginalized Groups in Early 20th Century Colonial Societies
Femi Owolade (King's College London): "British Colonisation, Law and the Emancipation of Enslaved Women in Kano, Northern Nigeria: 1900-1920"
Sonali Dhanpal (Newcastle University): "Imagining Native Christian Spaces in Colonial Bangalore"
24 March 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Rethinking Anglo-American World War II-era Visions of Global Order
Grant Golub (LSE): "The American way of war? Rethinking the 1941 Victory Program and American Grand Strategy During the Second World War"
Andrew Ehrhardt (King's College London): "A 'Great Power Man'?: The International Thought of Charles Kingsley Webster"