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World History

World History Workshop

'World history' refers to a variety of theoretical approaches, united only in their rejection of 'the nation' as a basic unit of historical analysis. Topics covered include all aspects of colonial and post-colonial history, as well as the histories of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America c. 1750-2000. While the workshop continues to maintain a focus on histories of European expansion and imperialism, papers also engage with comparative approaches to world history, including topics such as migration and trade networks, science and technology, and colonial and post-colonial law.

Seminars take place on alternate Thursdays between 14.30 and 16.00 in the Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Room, St John's, except where otherwise noted.


Easter Term: 

2 May

Empire of constitutions: The Napoleonic wars and the shaping of the British Mediterranean (1806-1815)

Giuseppe Grieco (Queen Mary University of London)


Liminal Borders Conference

We are holding a conference on Liminal Borders: Constructing and Deconstructing Borders in World History at St John's College on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of May.

Dr Hank Gonzalez will be delivering the keynote on Friday 17th at 5.30pm.  





Damilola Adebayo (ada27)

Tamara Fernando (tsf30)

Mobeen Hussain (amh215)

Taushif Kara (tk488)

Aoife O'Leary-McNeice (ao426)

Jake Richards (jcr56)