World History

Seminar or event series

The World History seminar is one of the oldest regular research seminars in the Cambridge history array, having its origins in the `Commonwealth and Overseas History Seminar'. The seminar was retitled `World History' in 2006 in recognition of changing intellectual interests and political contexts.

Our scope if very broad: in recent years we have featured contributions from around the globe with a particular focus on Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Post-graduates and World History faculty constitute the largest portion of our cohort, in particular students pursuing the MPhil in World History.

A student-led workshop often runs before the Thursday seminar. Drinks after, and the occasional meal out, means that the seminar is a congenial and lively place to meet up and exchange a range of ideas and information. . A list of recent seminar-givers can be found on this website.

Attending the seminar

The seminar takes place in a hybrid format. For those joining remotely via Zoom, please register here for the link: camworldhistory.eventbrite.co.uk

If you have any issues or questions regarding the seminars, please get in touch with Malika Zekhni

 

 

Events

Jan
27

Humane War in the Global History of Empire and Race

Sam Moyn (Yale)
Feb
3

The Covid Consensus

Toby Green (KCL)
Feb
10

King Leopold's Ghostwriter: Travers Twiss and the Congo

Andrew Fitzmaurice (Queen Mary, London)
Feb
17

1947: Partition as Civil War

Shruti Kapila (Cambridge)
Feb
24

Being Muslim, being Modern, and the long 18th century in the Mediterranean

James McDougall (Oxford)
Mar
3

Republicanism in Colonial India

Sunil Purushotham: (Fairfield, Connecticut)
Mar
10

Tax farms, tribes, and late Ottoman landscapes of accumulation

Camille Cole (Cambridge)