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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.


                                                                               Call for Papers  


The Cambridge World History Workshop is now inviting submissions to deliver papers during Michaelmas Term 2018 (October – December).

The workshop welcomes contributions that give attention to global historical perspectives. We also welcome, amongst others, contributions that focus on African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Latin American, and Asian histories, as well as on economic histories, histories of science, race, migration, colonial and post-colonial studies, and comparative history. We encourage presenters to consider their research within the broad perspective offered by world history to enable discussions across specific academic sub-fields. We welcome submissions from individual graduate students and early-career researchers at all stages of their research (including work-in-progress), and also from prospective panels. Individual papers should be 20-30 minutes in length, and will be followed by 45 minutes of discussion. Panels should consist of three papers, each 20 minutes in length, and will be followed by 30 minutes of discussion. Applicants should provide a brief abstract of their paper (200 – 250 words) and a note on their availability. We are committed to providing a forum for diverse contributions and helpful feedback in an inclusive environment. Please address applications to Tamara Fernando ( or the WHW Convenors ( by 1 September 2018. We will respond to applications by 20 September. Please get in touch with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!. 



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.


Damilola Adebayo (ada27)

Tamara Fernando (tsf30)

Mobeen Hussain (amh215)

Taushif Kara (tk488)

Aoife O'Leary-McNeice (ao426)

Jake Richards (jcr56)