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 - 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.

  • Faculty Honours Research Fellowships for 2016

    The Laureate Research Program in International History is pleased to announce its sponsorship of four Honours Research Fellowships funding research on internationalism and women in the Humanities to be awarded to outstanding undergraduates intending to undertake an Honours year in 2016.

    The successful applicants will be offered supervision towards an Honours degree in the appropriate discipline. They will each receive a bursary of $3000 towards research costs, and the opportunity to take up a ‘research internship’ with the supervising program. In appropriate cases, they might also be mentored towards publication of at least one article from the thesis.

  • 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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