Histories of Citizenship in International Perspective
Cumberland Lodge Weekend 2019
Date: 1-3 November 2019
Venue: Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park
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Each year the Department of International History organises a weekend event at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. The retreat provides students and staff an opportunity to explore a broad historical theme in a relaxed, relatively informal atmosphere. The 2019 weekend’s theme was "Histories of Citizenship in International Perspective”.
There were seven sessions featuring presentations by staff followed by questions and discussion. The papers drew from current and ongoing research related to the role of citizenship in shaping international history. On the whole, the department represents a wide range of themes relating to citizenship including nationalism, internationalism, revolution, identities, imperialism, and migration in various places across the world. The retreat therefore served as a nice showcase of many themes animating our scholars across research clusters—for example, geopolitics, war, colonialism, nation-building human rights, migration,—as well as an opportunity to reflect on historical methods around the matter of social transformation. The historic Cumberland Lodge provided an excellent setting for an in-depth analysis on such questions.
Alongside the sessions, there was free time for further historical discussion and debate, whether on walks through the park or in the Lodge’s fine drawing rooms. There was also time to meet fellow students and staff members at meals and in the bar and show off skills at trivia during the pub quiz!
The cost of the weekend was £100 per person. This included coach transport to and from Cumberland Lodge, room and board.
This event was open to LSE International History Students only.
View pictures from the 2018 Cumberland Lodge Weekend.