CFP: World History Workshop, University of Cambridge
The World History Workshop is a weekly discussion group open to postgraduate students and early career fellows. In collaboration with the World History MPhil course, the workshop focuses on innovative research into global and transnational currents, colonial and post-colonial societies and regional histories from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East spanning roughly from 1750 to 2000 C.E. We encourage submissions on a variety of topics including global economic history; histories of science, migration, race, gender and empire; post-colonial studies and comparative history. In return, speakers at the Workshop can expect feedback from a wide range of theoretical and disciplinary approaches from a friendly and welcoming group of scholars.
The Workshop meets on Thursdays at 2pm during termtime. Typical sessions are structured around a 25 to 30 minute presentation followed by questions. However, the Workshop also runs a number of special events ranging from small roundtable discussions to an annual talk on using overseas archives and a dedicated presentation day for World History MPhil students. In Easter Term, the Workshop also hosts a World History Conference for graduates and early-career fellows based around a theme or theoretical debate in world history.