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Histories of Race Graduate Workshop

This workshop provides a space to bring together the rich intellectual community of scholars working on questions related to race, ethnicity, racial minorities and the process of racialisation. Race is an ever-shifting, malleable social construction. Historians have been at the forefront of making processes of racialisation legible, in addition to demonstrating the effects of racism and racialisation across time and space. The goal of this workshop is to provide an environment for the interchange of ideas and a forum for debate on the theme of race.

The workshop is held alternate Wednesdays, 5-7PM in the Old Library at Sidney Sussex College.


Michaelmas Term Card



Introductory session


"Race as Rumor?" France since 1962.

Dr Arthur Asseraf, University of Cambridge

13th NOVEMBER 2019

Contesting "Yawiness": Negotiating Malay Nationalism on the Peripheries of Thailand and Malaya, 1909-1960.

Netusha Naidu, University of Cambridge

27TH NOVEMBER 2019  *CANCELLED- will be rescheduled for Lent term*

"Bringing Civilisation to our Black Brothers": Visions of Race in Israeli Interactions with Africa, 1958-1973.

Alex White, University of Cambridge 



We welcome participation and papers from from MPhils, PhD students, and early career researchers, across disciplines. We particularly welcome interdisciplinary scholarship. The papers should be between 35- 40 minutes long.

If you are interested in presenting a paper for Lent or Easter term, please send is an abstract and a brief bio before the 20th December 2019.



Yasmin Dualeh (

Mobeen Hussain (


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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