Cultural History Workshop

The Cultural History workshop is a bi-weekly forum that offers a space for Master’s and PhD students to present their research (completed and work-in-progress) to their peers, test new ideas in a supportive environment, and receive informal feedback to improve their work. It is paired with the Modern Cultural History Seminar.

The graduate workshop is intended for students whose research explores the cultural history of all geographic regions from 1700, but members of other faculties are welcome to present and attend. The workshop is open to MPhil and PhD students at Cambridge and, where possible, interested colleagues from other universities.

This year, it will run on alternate Thursdays at 5pm. Workshops will be held in Cambridge in hybrid form. They will consist of a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A. 


For any questions, or to submit an abstract, please contact the convenors: 

Syeda Ali - (

Victoria Harrison-Mirauer - (

Piers Haslam - (

Alex Robertson (

Subscribe to our mailing list here. The links to join the virtual meetings will be circulated to the workshop mailing list in due course.

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Call for presenters Lent 2024 

Email convenors directly, or complete the online form:

The Cultural History Workshop is pleased to announce the call for papers for Lent Term 2024. We welcome abstracts from postgraduate students exploring cultural history since 1700 relating to any geographic region.    This workshop provides a space for postgraduates to: Present their research (completed and in-progress) to peers Test new ideas in a supportive and friendly environment  Receive informal feedback to improve their work Engage in exciting conversations about new currents in cultural history  The workshop will meet in a hybrid form on Zoom and in-person in Cambridge. Papers will consist of a 30-minute talk, a 30-minute Q & A..