MPhil/PhD workshop and seminars



Students registered for the MPhil/PhD in International History are required in their first year to attend the Department's research training programme: HY501 - Research Student Workshop. Students are also advised to attend relevant seminars organised within the other colleges of the University of London or the School, such as the ones below.

You can find more information on the Department's courses in LSE research course guides.

HY501 - International History MPhil/PhD Research Training Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarise new MPhil/PhD students with the practical research and writing skills necessary for the preparation of a first-rate PhD thesis in history, and to discuss some general methodological and theoretical issues in international history as a research field.

Schedule of meetings 2021/22 (access it on Moodle)

Convenor: Dr Tanya Harmer

HY509 - International History Research Seminar

All International History PhD students are invited to attend HY509 during term time. In Michaelmas Term 2021, sessions will be hosted on Zoom from 4pm to 6pm BST/GMT.

This research seminar is convened by PhD students in International History and offers the opportunity for second, third and fourth year PhD students to present their research for discussion in conversation with others. Staff from within the department as well as invited guests from beyond the LSE will participate as discussants and presenters.

You can find the HY509 programme for 2021/22 below. Papers will be circulated in advance and can also be accessed 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: Mairead Costello and Charlotte Eaton

Schedule of meetings 2021/22

*** Michaelmas Term ***

29 September 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Rethinking Conflict: Women, Gender, and Sexual Violence in War

13 October 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Technology & Empire: Tracing the Broader Contexts of Technological History

  • Siddhartha Chandra Mukherjee (Jawaharlal Nehru University) - Do Not Let There Be Light: Notes on Electrification of Factories in Colonial India (1880-1905)
  • Jan Eijking (University of Oxford) - 'The first body of a universal international nature': Impartiality and the 1865 International Telegraph Conference

27 October 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Contributions to International Intellectual Thought from the Periphery

  • Rohan Basu (Central European University) - Oriental Despotism through an 'Oriental' Mirror: Despotism and Liberty in the Writings of Mirza Abu Taleb Isfahani
  • Tania Shew (University of Manchester) - Sex Striking in International Thought, 1905-1920

17 November 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Between Liberation & Development: Transnational Histories in the Global South

  • Yasmina Martin (Yale University) - Seeking Freedom: Solidarity and Pan-Africanism in 1960s Tanzania
  • Widy Novantyo Susanto (Bilkent University) - ASEAN and the North-South Dialogue, 1974-1981

1 December 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Jewish Transnational Businesses and Local Life in the 20th Century

  • Efrat Gilad (University of Bern) - The Tel Aviv Meat Trade and Transnational Networks of Jewish Cattle Dealers
  • Maja Hultman (University of Gothenburg) - Letters from "Nudel": Married Couples Shaping Cultural-Economic Life in Stockholm

*** Lent Term ***

Coming soon

HY510 - LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History

Since 2014/15, the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS, the Department of International History at LSE, and the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po in Paris have co-organised the joint LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History (HY510).

The seminar welcomes presentations from faculty and PhD students on any aspect of 20th or 21st century contemporary international history, broadly defined.

The seminar is open to all PhD students and staff at both LSE and Sciences Po. We also welcome outside participants from across the world: if you would like to take part in the seminar, please sign up via the relevant eventbrite link in the programme on the seminar page on the LSE IDEAS website. If you have any doubts or difficulties, please e-mail the course organiser.

More detais and seminar programme for 2021/22 can be found in the LSE IDEAS website.