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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  • A conversation with Dipesh Chakrabarty

    (Chicago, Visiting Fellow Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney)

    In association with the Laureate Research Program in International History and Sydney Ideas.

    ‘If, indeed, globalization and global warming are born of overlapping processes, the question is, How do we bring them together in our understanding of the world?’

    In his pathbreaking essays on ‘Climate and Capital’, Dipesh Chakrabarty has opened up the exploration of the implications of the science of climate change for historical and political thinking. In this conversation, professors Glenda Sluga and David Schlosberg take up the themes of Dipesh Chakrabarty’s work, to ask: What value does history have in tackling and understanding the political, social, cultural, and economic challenges posed by climate change? Can we reconcile the imperatives of capitalism and the objectives of tackling climate change?

    Please visit here to listen

  • International Research Award in Global History 2016

    The Universities of Heidelberg, Basel and Sydney are proud to announce the International Research Award in Global History, to be awarded for the second time in 2016. The successful applicant will receive up to €10,000 towards the organization of an international symposium on a topic of his/her choice at one of the participating institutions.

    The International Research Award in Global History is jointly advertised by the Department of History and the Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’ at Heidelberg University (Roland Wenzlhuemer), the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel (Madeleine Herren-Oesch) and the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney (Glenda Sluga).

  • Stir! A Salon, That Adds Women, and Stirs

    A series of public talks and conversations featuring new work in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

    Experts discuss and debate what does adding women change about how we understand the past, the present, and the future?

  • 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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