Workshop: ‘Transoceanic Constitutions: The Corporation as Protagonist in Global History’

Wednesday 26 April, 4.30-6.30pm
Lincoln College, Turl Yard Lecture Room

Oxford’s Centre for Global History and the Graduate Seminar in History 1680-1850 are pleased to host a workshop examining the corporation as protagonist in global history.  Featuring presentations by Will Pettigrew (Kent), Michael Bennett (Sheffield), Aske Brock (Kent), Liam Haydon (Kent), Haig Smith (Liverpool), Edmond Smith (Kent), David Veevers (Kent), and Emily Mann (Kent), the workshop will discuss methodological approaches in global history and the history of the long eighteenth century, drawing on the themes of political economy, migration, gender, literature, religion, governance, family, and buildings.

All welcome. No registration required.  Please contact with any questions.



Conference registration: ‘A Violent World? Changes and Limits to Large-Scale Violence in Early Modernity’

‘A Violent World? Changes and Limits to Large-Scale Violence in Early Modernity’
29 June – 1 July 2017
All Souls College, University of Oxford

This conference brings global approaches to the history of violence, reassessing the nature of violence during the early modern period. Integrating warfare and other crucial forms of large-scale violence with recent scholarship on the history of collective and inter-personal violence, this three-day conference will probe historical assumptions about the limits of violence and its decline during the early modern period.

Speakers include: Wayne Lee, Anthony McFarlane, Stuart Carroll, Pratyay Nath, Brian Sandberg, Cecile Vidal, Lauren Benton, Adam Clulow, Richard Reid, and James Belich.

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Registration fee: £36 – to register, visit the University’s online store:


Jan-Georg Deutsch

We are sorry to announce the death of our colleague and friend Jan-Georg Deutsch, Associate Professor in Commonwealth History and a Fellow of St Cross College. He was a founding member of the Global History Centre, and a passionate advocate of global approaches to historical scholarship, as well as an inspirational teacher and researcher in African history. Georg was an exceptionally generous colleague, supervisor, and friend and will be greatly missed.