Student Events

International History Department


The Department organises an exciting range of social events and seminar/ film series throughout the year. Come and join us for some fun and informal talks with leading historians. For any queries, please email our events organiser.

17-18 June 2022, 1st LSE Department of International History Student Conference


Friday/Saturday 17-18 June 2022, Hybrid

The 1st LSE Department of International History Student Conference will be conducted online on June 17-18, 2022. This conference will not be exclusively for LSE students. We hope to offer a platform for humanities students to present their novel and exciting in-progress research and exchange their ideas with students and scholars around the world with different backgrounds and research focuses. 

This year’s theme attempts to explore the meanings of “progression” and “retrogression” in different regions and cultures from a historical perspective. How did these terms emerge, construct and be used throughout history? How did people from different regions, cultures, religions, classes, races and with different gender and memory think differently about these two terms? We welcome and encourage submissions from undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students around the world engaged in research that is related to our theme throughout any time period, region and discipline – including but not limited to History, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, Economic History, International Relations, Gender Studies and more

Click here to see the programme and schedule of events.

This will be a hybrid conference. If you will be joining us online, register here. If you'd like to join us in person, please register on our EventBrite page.

Contact for queries.


27 September 2021 - "The Emperor in World History"


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In the Shadows of the Gods

Monday, 27 September 2021, 6pm-7.30pm, Wolfson Theatre

Join us for the first student event of the Michaelmas Term!

Emeritus Professor Dominic Lieven gave a lecture based on his forthcoming book, In the Shadow of the Gods. The Emperor in World History. The book is about a job (ruling an empire) and - above all - about the people who did that job from the earliest empires of the third millennium BCE until the twentieth century and across the globe. It is in part a collective biography, in part a study in rulership, and in part an anatomy of hereditary imperial monarchy as a political system. It looks at supreme power in differing dynastic, political, religious and cultural contexts. At the core of the book – and therefore of the lecture – is the question about structure and human agency in history.

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Check out the Department's Careers Programme 2021/22 for more events organised with LSE Careers especially for you!