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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  • Thinking Labour Rights through the 'Coolie Question' - Call for papers

    17-18 September 2015

    This symposium sets out to re-think histories of labour rights within the context of economic internationalism.  It suggests that there is now a need to broaden and re-think the field of labour rights history and that one way to do this is by focusing on the global response to the problem of coolie trade, what became known as the 'coolie question,' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

    Abstracts should be sent to Sophie Loy-Wilson by April 30th 2015.


  • Documenting UNESCO in Australia

    Professor Glenda Sluga has won funding from the Australian National Commission for UNESCO for a project organised with Professors Kate Darian-Smith and Iain McCalman on ‘Documenting UNESCO in Australia’. 

  • 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.

  • Abbie Clancy Award 2015

    ​​​The Society of Women Writers NSW wishes to announce the 2015 Abbie Clancy Award which is open to female honours or postgraduate students in NSW Universities.

    The Abbie Clancy Award is named in honour of Abigail Mary Clancy (1898-1984) one of the founders of the Society of Women Writers (1925) and the first female journalist assigned to the NSW Legislative Assembly (1923-1930). The Award valued at $1000 is presented for an outstanding abstract for a research paper on an aspect of the work (fiction or non-fiction) of an Australian woman writer of journalist.

    We would be pleased to receive entries from students in your university particularly in areas such as  Australian Literature, Creative Writing, History, Journalism, Communications or related fields.

    Conditions of Entry and Entry Form

  • After Empire: The League of Nations and the former Habsburg Lands - Call for papers

    11-12 December 2015
    University of Vienna, Austria 

    If the Austro-Hungarian empire gave way to a new order of nation-states at the end of the First World War, the birth of that order coincided with a broader new international settlement with the League of Nations at its heart. In light of new literature on the relationship between empire and international order, as well as on the relationship between regional and international orders, this workshop will examine the interaction of the League of Nations and its sister organizations, like the ILO, with the former Habsburg lands. Across a range of economic, social, political, and legal domains, international institutions shaped and guaranteed the new order in Central Europe. At the same time, statesmen, bureaucrats and experts from the successor states embarked on influential careers in the new organizations.


  • 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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