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.

For a detailed list of lectures and presentations give by project members please see individual profiles under Our People; for their publications, see Recent Publications.

Latest News

  • Laureate Research Program in International History Postdoc Dr Natasha Wheatley takes up position at Princeton

    Congratulations to Dr Natasha Wheatley, a current Laureate Postdoc who leaves us soon to take up a tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern European History in the Department of History at Princeton University. 

    Dr Wheatley is an alumna of the University of Sydney History department and Columbia University. She is the third Laureate postdoc to have won a prestigious academic position, on the heels of Dr Philippa Hetherington who took up a lectureship at University College London in late 2015, and recently won the British Academy’s Rising Star Award, and  Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson who is now a fully-fledged member of the Sydney History Department. Our congratulations too to the Laureate Junior Research Fellow, Dr Anne Rees, who has just taken up a La Trobe University postdoctoral fellowship.

  • Call for Papers: The United Nations and Decolonization after World War II

    In current debates about the origins of the United Nations (UN), is commonly understood that the organization was conceived as an instrument for the defense of the colonial powers’ interests. Guided by colonial paternalism, the UN established a distinction between “non-self- governing territories”, which were entitled solely to self-government, and the “trusteeship system”, which intended to conduct the colonies to independence. The conference will take place in New Orleans, at Tulane University, on 8-9 June 2017. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2017.

  • A Seat at the Table: Australian Women in Global Governance

    For afficionados of Edith Campbell Berry, and scholars of women in international history, a new Laureate website. Dr. Anne Rees has authored a brilliant resource that documents the Australian women who worked in twentieth-century global governance. Here you will find timelines, images, bibliographies, thematic essays and links to other resources.

    Click here to visit the project website.

  • Listen to former USYD Laureate postdoc Dr. Philippa Hetherington on Alexandra Kollontai on ABC RN

    Philippa is Lecturer in Modern Eurasian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, at the University College London, and research fellow at the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney.

  • Catherine Bishop shortlisted for Ashurst Business Literature Prize

    Dr Catherine Bishop’s first book Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney is one of four books shortlisted for the prestigious Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

  • Call for Papers: Rethinking the World Order: International Law and International Relations at the End of the First World War

    The horrors of the Great War and the desire for peace shaped scholarship in International Law and International Relations (IR) during the late 1910s—a stimulating time for both disciplines. The two-day interdisciplinary workshop will be held at the European Studies Centre (ESC) at St Antony’s College, Oxford from 31 August to 1 September 2017. We invite abstracts from early career researchers and advanced postgraduate students in history, law, IR and other related disciplines to share their research in a multi-disciplinary environment. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2017.

  • 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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