Welcome events for undergraduate students

One of the joys of teaching and learning at LSE is how diverse our community is with people from all over the world and people with very diverse backgrounds.

Professor Piers Ludlow

Welcome to the Department of International History, we're so excited you're now part of LSE!

Below you will find the departement's Welcome events which you should attend as an undergraduate student or general course student.

Monday 20 September 2021 - Campus Enrolment

Campus enrolment for BA Histoy and BSc International Relations and History students

1.30pm-2.15pm | Hong Kong Theatre

Campus enrolment should take around 15 minutes to complete but times do vary depending on how busy we get.

Campus enrolment for undergraduate students takes place in the Hong Kong Theatre on the Ground Floor of Clement House at different times. Check your time below:

BA History (Surnames A-M) Monday 20 September 1.30pm - 1.45pm
BA History (Surnames N-Z) Monday 20 September 1.45pm - 2.00pm
BSc International Relations and History Monday 20 September 2.00pm - 2.15pm

There will be signs and staff on hand to help you when you arrive.

To find out where the venue is located please visit Maps and Directions.

For details of what you need to bring with you please visit what to bring to campus enrolment.

Please ensure you have completed online pre-enrolment before campus enrolment. Read more

Wednesday 22 September 2021 - Induction and reception

Induction for undergraduate and general course students

3pm-4pm | PAN.G.01

Induction with Programme Director Dr Tim Hochstrasser.

Welcome reception for all undergraduate and general course students

4.30pm-6pm | 32.L.Kinta

This will be an opportunity for you to meet students in your cohort and faculty in an informal atmosphere.

Friday 24 September 2021 - Treasure Hunt

International History Undergraduate Treasure Hunt

From 12pm | London

You will be matched with International History students to form a team to complete a treasure hunt around Holborn, Covent Garden and South Bank area. Your team will have to complete as many questions and challenges as you can. The hunt will take up to two hours, and the game is run through an app.

If you wish to register to attend, please RSVP to ih.events@lse.ac.uk by Friday 17 September.

Monday 27 September - "The Emperor in World History"

Lecture with Professor Dominic Lieven

6pm-7.30pm | Room TBC

The lecture is based on Dominic Lieven’s 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.


Catch up with the induction!