Transnational and Global History Seminar

TGHS seminar, Oxford

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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Hilary Term 2020 Programme: 'Global Intersectionalities'

‘Global Intersectionalities'


Tuesdays, 17:00-18:30 – Platnauer Room, Brasenose College

Please join us from 16:45 for welcome drinks


Week 1 (Tuesday 21st January)

'Approaches to Queer History'

Dr. Declan Gilmore-Kavanagh (School of English, University of Kent)


Week 2 (Tuesday 28th January)

Global History Graduate Students Workshop 1

Respondent: Dr. Faridah Zaman (Somerville College, University of Oxford)

Paper 1: Thomas C. Burnham (Keble College)

'Supping with a Long Spoon in the Indian Ocean: Sino-Soviet Competition over Mauritius'

Paper 2: Huw Jones (Jesus College)

'Twelfth-Century 'Barbarians' and the Art of Not Being Governed



Week 5 (Tuesday 18th February)

'Suspect women: sex-work, gossip and reputation in 14th century Prague'

Dr. Eleanor Janega (London School of Economics)


Week 8 (Tuesday 10th March)

Global History Graduate Students Workshop 2

Respondent: Dr. Sneha Krishnan (Wolfson College, School of Geography, University of Oxford)

Paper 1: Eduardo Benitez-Inglott y Ballesteros (Wolfson College)

‘The politics of heresy: the scapegoating of minorities in fifteenth-century England and Castile.’

Paper 2: TBC


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Past seminars

Michaelmas Term 2019: ‘Strange Parallels: Comparison & Global History’


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'