Empire and International History: The 4th International Postgraduate Intensive
The International Turn: Tuesday September 4 2012.
Global Liberalisms: Monday July 23 2012
This Workshop looks at the intellectual, social, and cultural history of liberalisms in a global context. It brings together historians and philosophers who work on liberal traditions and traces in different countries or regions in order to probe more deeply the question of whether there is or can be a global history of liberalisms.
Western Tower Room,
University of Sydney.
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University of Sydney, July 2012
In collaboration with Harvard University, and the École Normale Supérieure (ENS)
The fourth International History Postgraduate Intensive will be held at the University of Sydney on 26-27 July, 2012. The theme is 'Empire and International History'. It will be convened by Professor Glenda Sluga, University of Sydney
Participating Faculty members include:
- Professor David Armitage (Harvard/Sydney),
- Professor Joyce Chaplin (Harvard),
- Professor Sir Christopher Bayly (Cambridge),
- Professor Gilles Pecout (École Normale Supérieure, Paris),
- Professor Marilyn Lake (Latrobe).
Empire and International History
Places will be offered to 20 graduate research students who will be invited to reflect on the significance of empire in modern history, in international and transnational contexts. Participants will be drawn from those working in cultural, social, political, economic, and intellectual history, and in any of the many international contexts in which questions of empire have been of importance, whether the history of internationalism, or development, nationalism or trade, slavery, or anti-slavery, or indeed the history of ideas of liberalism, or colonialism, or decolonization, human rights, or women’s rights, race, class or gender. Students will be encouraged to consider the broad historiographical implications of their work, and in some way engage with the literature on international historiography.
Students accepted into the intensive will be required to contribute a written paper for pre-circulation, and presentation at the meeting to take place over two days, from Thursday 26 - Friday 27, 2012. Each paper will receive a commentary from an allocated Faculty respondent.
Funds and Costs
There is no registration fee for the Intensive and meals and refreshments will be provided during the day. There may be funds available to assist Australian-based students with travelling to the Intensive or for overnight accommodation. We will also endeavour to assist students with suitable inexpensive accommodation. International students applying through the Worldwide University Network (WUN) should enquire at their home university about the Research Mobility Programme.
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Harvard Australian Studies Committee, International Office at the University of Sydney, and the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) for their generous financial support of this event.
Applications are now closed.
Contact: Jayne Persian