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 2021 Programme

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Seminars will take place on Tuesdays, 17:00-18:30 on Zoom, except for Week 4.


Week 1 (Tuesday 19th January)

Open Round Table Discussion Topic: Global History in the Making: Coups, Covid and Conspiracies


Week 3 (Tuesday 2nd February)

Graduate Student Presentations - Identity

An Art of Intimations: Mashhadi Marriage Contracts of the ‘Jadīd Al-Islām’ - Rhea Stark, University of Oxford

The Emergence of Transnational Chineseness in Early-Twentieth-Century Hong Kong - Matthew Wong Foreman, Northwestern University


Week 4 - SPECIAL EVENT (17.00 Thursday 11th February)

Reading Group in collaboration with Race Equality Action Group (REAG) 'Race, Teaching, and the University: Historians' Approaches'


Week 5 (Tuesday 16th February)

Graduate Student Presentations - Global Childhood

The Roopkotha and the Bengali Middle-class Child - Exploring the Creation of a Popular Children's Genre Over the Turn of the 20th Century in Bengal - Raahi Adhya, School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London

The YWCA as a global connector in 1930s Japan: A case study of the Canadian Eiwa mission girls’ schools - Alexandria Dugal, University of Oxford


Week 6 (Tuesday 23rd February)

Dr Rachel Taylor, Oxford University - African Cosmopolitans: Nyamwezi Men in Precolonial and Colonial East Africa


Week 7 (Tuesday 2nd March)

Graduate Student Presentations - Colonialism on the Ground

Local-Regional relations and Colonial Villages of Indians in Dutch Brazil (1633-1654) - Lucas de Lima Silva, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil

Microcosms of colonial development: Italian and Ethiopian farmers at the crossroads of fascist empire building (1937-1941) - Michele Sollai, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva


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