All International History PhD students are invited to attend HY509 during term time. In Autumn Term 2023, sessions will be hosted online.
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 2023/24 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: Michele Pajero, Armand Azra bin Azlira and Edoardo Vaccari
2023/24 Schedule of meetings are below
*** Autumn Term ***
Wednesday 16:00-18:00 BST, 11 October 2023 | Register on EventBrite
Empire in the New-Imperialist Era: Pandemics, Imperial Ideologies and Native Activism
- Pallavi Das, (University of Delhi) - 'Global Pandemic and Transocial Management: Cholera in the Western Indian Ocean in the Nineteenth Century.'
- Tomoki Yamada, (University of Birmingham) - 'Togo in a Trans-imperial Arena: Petitions from West Africa and the League of Nations Mandates System, c. 1918-25.'
Wednesday 16:00-18:00 BST, 25 October 2023 | Register on EventBrite
The Cold War and the Global South: Outreach, Propaganda and Conflict
- Karina Khasnulina, (Leipzig University) - 'Closed Dialogue: Sovinform in China and Co-production of the Soviet Propaganda at the Dawn of the Cold War'
- Darius Wainwright, (University of Bristol) - 'Showcasing America? The United States Information Agency's Exhibits in Iran, 1958-1968'
Wednesday 16:00-18:00 BST, 15 November 2023 | Register on EventBrite
Trans-National Feminism in the 20th Century
- Rebecca Turkington, (University of Cambridge) - 'The "Union des femmes de Tunisie" and the Global Left Feminism in North Africa (1943-1956)'
- Nivedita Joon, (Geneva Graduate Institute) - 'Testimonies to Global Sisterhood: Anti-Institutional Feminist Politics at the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women, 1976'
Wednesday 16:00-18:00 BST, 29 November 2023 | Register on EventBrite
The Transnational Impact of American Civil Disobedience Tactics, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Anti-War Movement
- Eraldo Souza dos Santos, (Pantheon-Sorbonne University) - 'Toward a Global History of Abr Fortas' Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience'
- Daniel Canales Ciudad, (Universidad de Zaragoza) - "Vietnam was everything for us" 'Anti-imperialist imaginaries among Spanish youth during Franco's regime'
Wednesday 16:00-18:00 BST, 13 December 2023 | Register on EventBrite
Histories of Space and Spatiality in Transnational Organisations
- Daniel Ricardo Quiroga-Villamarin, (Geneva Graduate Institute) - "Ahead of the Times:" 'Erecting the United Nations Headquarters (1939 - 1952)'
- Michelle Carmody, (KADOC, KU Leuven) - 'Spatialising Amnesty International: (Dis)connections in the making of the International Organisation's Flemish Branch'
*** Winter Term ***
Please note that the below information is out of date - this will be updated in due course
Wednesday 16:00-17:30 CEST, 1 February 2023 | Register on EventBrite
Public Diplomacy in the ColdWar *Postpone to a later date*
- Severyan Dyakonov, HarvardUniversity - Cold War in Neutral Spaces ofInternational Organisations: TheSoviet Red Cross and Red CrescentSociety and the International Leagueof the Red Cross in the 1950s-1980s
- Suzanne Enzerink, University of St.Gallen - Divided We Stand: Festac 77 and theSubversive Limits of Cold WarDiplomacy
Wednesday 16:00-17:30 CEST, 15 February 2023 | Register on EventBrite
Business History BetweenCenter and Periphery *Postpone to a later date*
- Gabriel Young, NYU - State Form and Corporate Power inthe Oil Lands of Southern Iraq (1938-1953)
- Ella Coon, Columbia University - Control Data: Producing AmericanPower and High-Technology, 1957-1992
Wednesday 16:00-17:30 CEST, 22 February 2023 | Register on EventBrite
Social Engineering and Body Politics *Postpone to a later date*
- Poorvi Gaur, Queen Mary Universityof London - Interrogating Gender in Works ofFilms Division of India: Contexts ofChange and Continuity for thePostcolonial Woman (1952-80)
- Anna Grutza, CEU - Learning from the Enemy:Laboratories and ExperimentalPractices of Surveillance andImitation of Cold War Empires
Wednesday 16:00-17:30 CEST, 8 March 2023 | Register on EventBrite
(Re)considering Postcolonial Narratives
- Thomas Parkinson, University of Cambridge - Postcolonialism, Disability History,and the Trouble with Metaphor
- Sari Arraf, King's College London - When Natives Outnumber Settlers:Apartheid in Colonial Algeria, SouthAfrica and Palestine
Wednesday 16:00-17:30 CEST, 22 March 2023 | Register on EventBrite
Global Diplomacy and theCollapse of the Soviet Union *Postpone to a later date*
- Jeffrey Hawn, LSE - Diplomacy of Fear: How Boris Yeltsinand Andrei Kozyrev Secured WesternSupport for Yeltsin's 1993 Coup
- Claude Ewert, University of Cambridge - The European Community and theSoviet/Russian Transition Phase