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Modern European History

The Modern European History Workshop is a friendly forum for graduate students to present research on any aspect of Modern European History. Our definition of ‘Modern European’ is a broad one.  We host papers on themes including, but not limited to, the political, cultural, economic, intellectual, social and military history of Europe from the mid-1700s to the present.  Presentations on methodological issues and on comparative or transnational histories are also encouraged.  We welcome presentations on work in progress and on completed projects as well as papers from MPhils and PhDs at an early stage of their research. 

Unless otherwise noted, the workshop meets on Tuesdays, 10-11:30am, in the Junior Parlour at Trinity College.  Sessions take the format of a 20-30 minute presentation, followed by questions and discussion. 

The workshop calendar, which lists upcoming and past events, is available here.

Please access information on our previous workshops here.

For any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the convenors.  



Timothy J. Schmalz, Sidney Sussex College (

Chelsea Michta, Queens' College (

Christos Aliprantis, Pembroke College (

Luisa Hulsrøj, Trinity Hall (


Easter 2019 Schedule

      7 May          Panel on 'Contested Sovereignty: Order and Revolution in 19th Century Italy'

                          Anya Ciccone (Hughes Hall, Cambridge)

                          The Giornale del Regno delle Due Sicile and Civic Identity in Naples in the 1820s

                          Alessandro Capone (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris / Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge)

                          A Shared Sovereignty: French Military Occupation and the Reorganization of the Papal States after 1848

                          Giuseppe Grieco (Queen Mary University of London)

                          Under the Shadow of Empire: Aristocratic Liberalism and Constitution-making in British Sicily, 1806-15


       21 May       Katarzyna Brzezinska (Clare College, Cambridge)  

                          Wirydianna Fiszerowa's Memoirs: A Noblewoman's Perspective on Public and Private Life in Eighteenth-Century Poland                                   

      4 June         Roseanna Webster (King's College, Cambridge)

                          Reproductive Rights Movements in Spain, 1970s-1980s