The Royal Historical Society’s 2018 Symposium: 'The Future of History: Going Global in the University'

On 22-23 June 2018, the Oxford Centre for Global History hosted the annual symposium of The Royal Historical Society at the Ashmolean Museum and the Weston Library.

In the 150th anniversary year of The Royal Historical Society, this symposium focused on the nature of the ‘global turn’ in higher education, which has challenged the traditional framework of history research and teaching in universities. 

Speakers from Oxford, across the UK, and overseas reflected on the methodological, chronological, and geographical frameworks used in the teaching and research of history at universities, and examined both the challenges and opportunities that global approaches offer to history in institutions of higher education.

Reflections on the Symposium by Dr Priya Atwal, TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Oxford, can be viewed here

The Centre for Global History and The Royal Historical Society also provided a workshop for postgraduate students and early career researchers, discussing career progression, publishing, the REF, and other concerns regarding early careers in History.

The Symposium was convened by Erica Charters (OCGH, Oxford) and Mallica Kumbera-Landrus (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford).

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