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.

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

 

 

Events

May
5

1947: `Partition as Civil War '

Dr Shruti Kapila (Cambridge)
May
12

The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: An Egyptian Perspective

Khaled Fahmy, (Cambridge)
May
19

Enduring duration: Indian soldiers and labourers, and the time- lines of World War one ,1914-21

Radhika Singha, (JNU)
May
26

South Africa: Red Road to Freedom

Tom Lodge, (Limerick)
POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 10th