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The Modern European History Research seminar is the focal point in Cambridge for graduates and scholars in European history from c. 1750 to the present day. Talks tend to attract audiences of twenty to forty on a regular basis; discussions are lively, and speakers and audience generally enjoy the experience.


Convenors:Dr Bernhard Fulda (bfd20), Dr Helen Roche (hber2),

Michaelmas Term 2017     


Seminars run from 12.45 - 2.00pm in the Old Library, Sidney Sussex College (unless otherwise stated)


10th October

Marco Duranti (Sydney):
Conservative Internationalism and the New History of Human Rights


24th October

Sarah Scholl (Geneva)
Modern State Formation and Christianity: The Swiss Churches and the Freedom of Belief, 1848-1907


7th November

ArthurAsseraf (Cambridge)
The Civilisation of the Newspaper in French Algeria, 1830-1930


21st November:

Philippa Hetherington (UCL)
Imperial Governmentalities and the Campaign to End the 'Traffic in Women' from Tsarist Russia 

28th November (5.00pm in Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College - please note time change)

Norman Domeier (Stuttgart/Vienna)
The Secret Cooperation of Associated Press (AP) and Nazi Germany 1942-1945
[joint event with German History Workshop] 



The Modern European History Research Seminar gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Trevelyan Fund.


Michaelmas term 2017 programme - print version forthcoming


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Archive seminars

Lent term 2017 programme

Michaelmas 2016 programme

2015-2016 programme

Easter 2015 Programme

Lent 2015 Programme

Michaelmas 2014 Programme

Easter 2014 Programme

Lent 2014 Programme

Michaelmas 2013 Programme

Lent 2013 programme

Michaelmas 2012 programme

Easter 2012 programme

Lent 2012 programme

Michaelmas 2011 Programme

The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Internal Competition 2018 is now open. For full information for applicants please see the Research funding webpage


Upcoming events

Refugees, Migration and Political Culture

Dec 11, 2017

Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College

Film show: To Sir with Love (1967)

Jan 22, 2018

The Dome, Murray Edwards College

History for Schools 2017-2018

Feb 10, 2018

Faculty of History

Upcoming events