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Professor Glenda Sluga

Glenda Sluga

Glenda Slugais Professor of International History, and ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow at the University of Sydney She has published widely on the cultural history of international relations, internationalism, the history of European nationalisms, sovereignty, identity, immigration and gender history. In 2013, she was awarded a five-year Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship forInventing the International - the origins of globalisation. Her most recent books areInternationalism in the Age of Nationalism(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), with Carolyn James,Women, Diplomacy, and International Politics(Routledge, 2015), with Patricia Clavin, Internationalisms: A Twentieth Century History (Cambridge, 2017). She is currently completing three ARC-funded studies: The Origins of International Society; Economic Internationalism, A Twentieth Century Love Story, and a study of the early years of the UN. In 2002 she was awarded the Max Crawford Medal by the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2006 she was appointed a member of the International Scientific Committee for the History of UNESCO. In 2009she was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2012 she won the inaugural Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Mentoring Award. In the past she has been a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, the University of Vienna, Centre for History and Economics, and Charles Warren Centre, Harvard University, the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, the University of Bologna, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, Leiden University, the European University Institute, Monash University and the ANU.

Recent Talks
  • “Climate, Capitalism, and the limits of European History” Keynote, Australian Association for European History Biannual Conference, Monash University, July, 2017.
  • "International and diplomatic history, after the cultural turn", The Practice of International History in the 21st Century Network, University of Glasgow, March, 2017
  • "Citizens of the World? The Place of the International in British Politics since 1918", Queen Mary University, March, 2017
  • "Rethinking the international history of the early 19th century, after the Cultural Turn", Scotland and France after 1815 Workshop, University of Edinburgh, March 2017.
  • "Current trends and future directions for economic history in Australia" Opening Panel, Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference, RMIT Melbourne, February, 2017.
  • "SFB1199 Annual Conference 2016: Spatial Formats - Concepts, Historicity and Approaches towards Typologies" Keynote, Universität Leipzig, 6-10 October 2016
  • "Gender, Sex and International Society at the Congress of Vienna, 1815" IAS Gender and Feminism Network Seminar, University of London, 30 November 2016
  • "Climate and Capital: Barbara Ward and Margaret Mead at the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment" Keynote, Beyond the P5: The Historical Role of Non-Permanent Security Council Members in Global Governance", Harvard University, 27-­28 October 2016
  • "The International History of International Sovereignty," Sovereignty in Contested Spaces, Princeton University, Sponsored by the Fung Global Fellows Program, 29-­30 September 2016
  • "War, Peace and International Order? The Legacies of The Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907 Conference," University of Auckland, History Department, 19 April 2016
  • "Hollywood, the UN, and the long history of international communication," Keynote, Communicating International Organizations, EUI, Florence, March 2016
  • "The Economic Origins of International Life," All Souls College, Oxford University, March 2016
  • "From War to Peace," University of Sussex, Intellectual History Seminar, February 2016
  • "The International History of Democracy and the Nations-­-State: Some Methodological Propositions," Keynote, 'Reconsidering Democracy and the Nation-­-State in a Global Perspective', University of Leiden, January 2016
  • "The Congress of Vienna and the Economic Origins of International Life," European History seminar, Harvard University, October 2016
  • "The Congress of Vienna and the Economic Origins of International Life," Remarque seminar, NYU, October 2016
  • National History Council Panel, American Historical Association, Annual Conference, New York, 2015
  • UCLA Masterclass Series: The International Turn, 2015
  • Congress of Vienna Bicentenary Conference, Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna, 2015
  • Congress of Vienna Conference, Ingolstadt, Germany, 2015
  • Gender, War, and Humanitarianism in the Twentieth Century, Public Workshop, Durham/UNC, 2014
  • The Power of Peace symposium, Ginzburg Centre for European Studies, Harvard University, 2014
  • The Legacy of the First World War, Keynote, University of Sydney conference, 2014
  • The First World War, University of Tasmania Conference, 2014


For more information visit Professor Glenda Sluga's University of Sydney homepage.