Events in the Department of History

Events from 11 July, 2014

  • Date
  • 16th July, 2014

    Cultures of Diplomacy Workshop

    The Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) has come to symbolize a new modern era in diplomacy, including the ideals of humanitarianism, peace, and methods of conferencing and state relations that came to mark the formation of international politics. In celebration of its bicentenary, this workshop brings together scholars exploring the nature of diplomacy across the last two centuries and in distinct parts of the world, taking as their perspective questions of state sovereignty, gender, race, and the enduring challenges of war and peace at the Congress and since.

    Program (PDF)

  • 17th July, 2014 to 18th July, 2014

    Cultures of Diplomacy: Fifth International Graduate Intensive

    University of Sydney, Australia, 
    17-18 July 2014

    The International History program at the University of Sydney, in collaboration with Harvard UniversityStanford University, the European University Institute (EUI), and the universities of Vienna, and Basel, invite graduate research students to submit proposals for the Fifth International History Graduate Intensive on to the topic Cultures of Diplomacy.

    Program (PDF)

  • 21st July, 2014

    Nation and Empire in the Age of Internationalism

    Held under the auspices of the Laureate Research Program in International History, the Sydney Intellectual History Network and the Nation-Empire-Globe Research Cluster.

    This workshop investigates the socio-political relationship between nationalism, internationalism and imperialism from the nineteenth century to the present. Panels of historians, legal scholars and political theorists from Australia and abroad will address the following questions: Did nationalism give birth to international human rights norms? How internationalist is international law? How did the end of colonialism transform the nation-state? Is the European Union a successor to continental European empires? Does supra-nationalism threaten the democratic nation-state? Does the rise of the of the 'global' mean the demise of the 'international'?

    Program and Paper Abstracts (PDF)

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    Please note there are a limited number of spaces available for students, researchers and others.

  • 28th July, 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas Key Texts - Professor Barbara Caine

    Nelson Mandela and 'Long Walk to Freedom': the making of a text

    Professor Barbara Caine, Head of School, Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, the University of Sydney