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Cultural History Workshop

The Cultural History Workshop is an interdisciplinary platform for graduate students with an interest in cultural studies. It welcomes MPhil and Ph.D. students to present 30-40 min papers with a cultural focus from any time period and any geographic region. Research undertaken outside of History faculties is also more than welcome, as are interdisciplinary approaches. No matter your reasons –challenge yourself by writing for a non-specialist audience, improve your presentation skills, try out your new chapter, get feedback on your work-in-progress, or engage with your peers at Cambridgethere will be wine, snacks and friendly discussion.   

We meet on alternate Wednesdays at 5PM at Gonville and Caius College, Junior Parlour. Please get in touch if you are interested in presenting a paper, want to discuss ideas, or have any further questions. We look forward to hearing from you!  

If you're interested in presenting a paper, please send a title and brief abstract (max 200 words) to the convenors. We encourage proposals from graduate students at Cambridge and beyond.

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Max Long (mel58)

Grace Whorral-Campbell (gew33)


Michaelmas 2019 Term Card 


16 October.Tom Tyson, University of Cambridge

‘Untangling Gypsy Identities in Seventeenth century Scotland’.


30 October.Jules Skotnes-Brown, University of Cambridge

‘The Sagacious and the Rogue: Domestication, degeneration and the Addo Elephants in early twentieth-century South Africa’.


13 November.Francesca Dytor, University of Cambridge

‘Writing the “Primitive” Quattrocento’. 


27 November.Marija Sniečkutė, University of Amsterdam

‘(Mal)Functions of Cultural Transfer and the Split in Periodization on the Imperial Borderlands: The Case of Lithuania’.


The Faculty is currently accepting applications for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship match funding by the Isaac Newton Trust. Deadline: 12 pm (noon) on Thursday 2 January 2020.


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