Transnational and Global History Seminar

TGHS is the only graduate-led seminar at the University of Oxford focused on themes of global history. The Seminar is active throughout the academic year, hosting an exciting and varied list of speakers, including both established and early career researchers. The Seminar is known for its informal setting, which encourages participation in a stimulating and wide-ranging discussion.

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Michaelmas Term 2019 Programme: 'Strange Parallels: Comparison & Global History'

The following seminars will be given at 5pm on Tuesdays in the Platnauer Room, Brasenose College unless noted below. Wine and soft drink refreshments provided from 4:45pm – all welcome.
Conveners: Olivia Durand, Callum Kelly Secretaries: Harriet Aldrich, Matthew Woolgar


Week 0 (Tuesday 8th October)

Special Event

Introduction of the Oxford and Empire project and joint Welcome Drinks with GIH.

(History Faculty, Common Room, 5pm)


Week 1 (Tuesday 15th October)

Dr. Dexnell Peters (Exeter College, University of Oxford)

‘Island and mainland colonies in the Greater Caribbean during the Revolutionary Era’

With a response by Prof. David Lambert (University of Warwick)


Week 3 (Tuesday 29th October)

Dr. Jeong-Ran Kim (Green Templeton College, University of Oxford)

‘Eradicating Pathogens, Eradicating Empire: Quarantine against repatriates in Busan and Japan after WWII’


Week 5  (Tuesday 12th November)

Dr. Paul Merchant (University of Bristol)

‘Oceanic Perspectives: Towards a Cultural History of South America’s Pacific Coast’


Week 7 (Tuesday 26th November)

Global History Graduate Students Workshop

Speakers and Respondent TBC.


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Past seminars

Hilary Term 2019: 'Scaling Global History'



Michaelmas Term 2018: 'The History of Science and the Global Turn'


Hilary Term 2018:


Michaelmas Term 2017: ‘The Environment in Transnational History'
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