Funded by the Australian Research Council, the Laureate Research Program in International History is devoted to advancing our understanding of the international and internationalist origins of the global present. Led by Professor Glenda Sluga, this team of historians is investigating the international history of globalization from the perspective of people and ideas, with special attention to how, since the nineteenth century, economic ideas have influenced the intellectual, institutional and legal frameworks of today's global order. Working in cooperation with international institutions such as UNESCO, this research program aims to regenerate public debate concerning globalization seen through the past, present and future of international political and economic institutions.

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  • Call for Papers - Environment, Society, and the Making of the Modern World

    The history and legacy of the UN Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm, June 1972
    Stockholm, 14-16 December, 2016

    In 1972 the Swedish government took the initiative in organizing what proved to be a landmark event – the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The approach of the fiftieth anniversary of this conference offers a timely opportunity to consider the role of international institutions in tackling the reciprocal impact of humans and the environment, as well as the history of the discourses of economic inequality, debates over rights to natural resources, and more. As an event that brought together activists and indigenous peoples as well as policy-makers and experts, the Stockholm Conference raised fundamental questions regarding the global governance of environmental challenges.

  • Call for Papers - Scales of Economy: History Workshop

    University of Sydney
    July 28-29, 2016

    Organized by the Laureate Research Program in International History, University of Sydney, this workshop takes its cue from the recent resurgence of interest in the history of economics and capitalism, and the problem of global inequality. Its focus is the historical investigation of spaces in which economic cultures arise and which shape economic thought, the transmission of culture in terms of consumption, global trade and the facilitation of the circulation of ideas and topical information. The larger context of this project is the interrogation of the history of globalisation.

  • Professor Glenda Sluga awarded a prestigious Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford.

    ARC Laureate Professor Glenda Sluga has been awarded a prestigious Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, University of Oxford for the Hilary Term in 2016.

  • Professor Glenda Sluga won ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships

    Professor Glenda Sluga has been awarded one of seventeen ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships just announced by Senator Kim Carr for 2013. The fellowships are designed “for outstanding Australian and international researchers to build Australia’s ability to make new discoveries, pursue innovative studies as well as mentoring early career researchers”.

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