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.

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  • Dr. Anne Rees, JRF, Laureate Research Program in International History, wins prestigious “Inaugural David Myers Research Fellowship” at La Trobe University.

    Dr. Anne Rees, JRF, Laureate Research Program in International History, wins prestigious inaugural David Myers Research Fellowship at La Trobe University. Dr Rees will use this three-year fellowship to convert her PhD into a book entitled Travelling to Tomorrow: Australian Women, Transpacific Mobility and Australian-US Relations, 1910-1960. She will also develop a new project on United States immigration restriction and the British World during the 1920s and 30s.

  • Call for Papers: How to Change the World. Entangled Histories of Development

    Conference: 26-28 May, 2017
    Shanghai University, Shanghai

    Organized by College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University, Shanghai, and Graduate Institute, Geneva.

    Large part of international policies during the last two hundred years – at least – have been influenced by the idea of "development." Though the term became an important part of the international discourse only after 1945, the concept is clearly older, rooted in the idea that socio-economic conditions would and should improve and that specific policies should be employed to bring about such improvements. Beyond this core, “development” has been a highly contested concept, whose constructed character has repeatedly been pointed out. 

  • International Research Award in Global History 2017

    The Universities of Heidelberg, Basel and Sydney are proud to announce the Third International Research Award in Global History. The successful applicant will receive up to €10,000 towards the organization of an international symposium in Suzhou, China on a topic of significance to this year’s global history themes:

    The History of Global Governance
    Transnational Law and Global History

  • International Research Award to Vanessa Ogle

    The Universities of Basel, Heidelberg and Sydney are proud to announce that Dr. Vanessa Ogle is the recipient of the International Research Award in Global History 2016. She receives the award for her proposed conference on "Global Histories of Taxation since 1880".

  • 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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