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

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

 

 

Events

Oct
14

Scientific Knowledge and Islamic Communities in Pre-Modern China

Dror Weil (Cambridge)
Oct
21

Traditional Medicine Goes Global: Pan-African precedents, cultural decolonisation, and cold war geopolitics

Helen Tilley (Northwestern)
Oct
28

Extraterrestrial Communication in the Cold War

Rebecca Charbonneau (Cambridge)
On Zoom - link will be sent to mailing list
Nov
4

British Nationality and the End of Empire’

Ian Patel (LSE)
Nov
11

Honour and Revenge in the 19th century European Empires

Mark Condos (KCL)
Nov
18

The Venture of Islamic studies: Pakistan and the formation of a discipline

Taushif Kara (Cambridge)
Nov
25

Helen Pfeifer’s Empire of Salons: Conquest and Community in Early Modern Ottoman Lands (Princeton)

Book launch (jointly with Global Early Modern History)

Current downloads

At a glance

Term
Michaelmas Term
When
Thursdays, 5.00 - 7.00pm unless otherwise indicated
Where
Room 5, Cripps Court, Chesterton Road (Unless otherwise indicated)
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