Empire and International History: The 4th International Postgraduate Intensive

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).

Places were offered to 20 graduate research students who were 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 were encouraged to consider the broad historiographical implications of their work, and in some way engage with the literature on international historiography.