The Centre supports a wide variety of research projects and events. The Centre’s core activity is a series of intensive two-day workshops on new problems and perspectives in Global History.
A series of research seminars at the University of Dundee taking place from October 2016 to March 2017.
University of Dundee, 2 – 3 June 2017
Contact zones and the linked concepts of brokerage, go-betweens, hybridity, and transculturation have been amongst the most fertile and innovative fields of study in recent years. However, since the classic works by Polanyi and Curtin, the focus has been not on commercial interactions but more commonly on the brokerage involved in knowledge production in imperial and colonial regimes. This workshop seeks to fill this gap by reintroducing economic history to the study of contact zones. Bringing together a range of established and early-career researchers, the workshop will set out the cutting edge of the field and thereby open up new avenues for research the intersection of economic, global, and cultural history.
Attendance at the event is free but registration is essential. If you wish to attend, please contact Jenny Gorrod at firstname.lastname@example.org
20 June 2016, a one-day conference looking at relations between Scotland and Russia in the 20th century.
4 June 2016, a graduate student workshop on Writing Global History and Its Challenges, with Prof Jürgen Osterhammel (University of Konstanz) & Prof Geoffrey Parker (The Ohio State University).
18 May 2016, A day of Global History to mark the occasion of a visit to Dundee by Steve Pincus (Yale).
27 Jan 2016, a seminar by Dr Matt Graham for the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh.
18-19 June 2015, an event drawing together researchers working across disciplines to explore how prison and other carceral institutions can function as a site of political repression and dissent.
27-28 May 2015, a conference bringing together historians of South Asia who have worked on substances and their social trajectories.
26 May 2015, a lecture by Professor David Arnold (University of Warwick), one of the most prolific historians of colonial medicine and modern South Asia.
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8-9 May 2015, a workshop for graduates co-hosted with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities and the School of Classics at the University of St Andrews.
October 2014, a one day conference covering a wide range of conflicts from the Anglo-Scottish Wars of the later middle ages to the global Cold War of the twentieth century.
co-hosted with Centre for History and Social Science, Yale University, part-funded by the Mellon Foundation, June 2013.