INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY RESEARCH CLUSTER
Welcome to the International Society Research Cluster, a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences funded collaborative research group. ‘International Society’ is a concept coined in the twentieth century in the context of the rise of international organizations, networks, and ideologies. While international society supposed a world of states, it has come to suggest a more transformative conception of the international, as a sphere in which transnational networks, practices, and institutions are fundamentally altering the ways in which global politics might work. As a group of social scientists and historians we are working with the idea of international society to engage a range of intellectual and scholarly research questions pertinent to the contemporary world. These include the past, present and future of global civil society, the international public sphere, international institutions, globalism, and internationalism.
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The Research Group:
Professor GLENDA SLUGA (SOPHI HISTORY)
Dr. JENNIFER BARRETT (SLAM MUSEUM STUDIES )
Dr. LAURA BETH BUGG (SSPS, SOCIOLOGY)
Professor BARBARA CAINE (SOPHI, HISTORY)
Associate Professor DANIELLE CELERMAJER (SSPS HUMAN RIGHTS )
Dr. MARCO DURANTI (SOPHI HISTORY)
Dr. RYAN GRIFFITHS (SSPS, Government)
Dr KIRAN GREWAL (SSPS, Sociology)
Dr. JULIA HORNE (UNIVERSITY HISTORIAN AND SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW)
Professor MICHAEL HUMPHREY (SSPS SOCIOLOGY)
Dr. YIXU LU (SLC, GERMANIC STUDIES)
Professor DIRK MOSES (SOPHI, HISTORY/ EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE, FLORENCE)
Dr. MARGARET POULOS (UTS)
Professor COLIN WIGHT (SSPS, GOVERNMENT)
Sem 2, 2012
JULY 23 Global Liberalisms WORKSHOP, University of Sydney (Contact: Prof. Glenda SLUGA
July 25 Professor Sir Chris Bayly, The History of Partition, PUBLIC LECTURE (MacLaurin Hall) (Contact: Prof. Glenda SLUGA)
August 9 Professor Colin Wight, From Enlightenment to Irrelevance? The failure of Western Social Science, Inaugural Lecture, General Lecture Theatre 1, University of Sydney.
August 10-11 Human Rights and Imperialism in Historical Perspective Conference, Women’s College, University of Sydney, (Contact: Dr. Marco DURANTI)
September 4-5 The International Turn. Mini-Conference and Editorial Workshop. (Contact: Prof. Glenda SLUGA)
October (date TBC) Professor Michael Humphrey, ‘Amnesty’, Seminar meeting.
November (date TBC), Professor Colin Wight, ‘Violence in International Society’, Seminar meeting.
November 22-23 Museums, human rights and democracy Conference (Contact: Assoc. Prof. Jennifer BARRETT)
The International Society Group meets on a Friday once a month.
PAST Cluster Events
Friday 11 and Saturday12 February,
The History of Twentieth-Century Internationalism, funded by the Academy of Humanities, University of Bologna.
Friday, 25th Feb 2011
Transitional Justice Workshop
Faculty Seminar Room, Level 4, Law Building
December 8-9, 2011
Women, Diplomacy and Politics, Colloquium with European University Institute, Florence.
March 7 2012
An Encounter Event with Thomas Pogge (For more information, contact Assoc. Prof. )