Edinburgh Centre for Global History

Current Programme

The Centre hosts a seminar series which takes place throughout the academic year and is open to staff, students and the general public.

Informal Online Events (Summer 2020)

We are running informal, fortnightly work-in-progress seminars and reading discussion groups online throughout the summer.  To sign up to our mailing list, please contact Stephen McDowall (stephen.mcdowall@ed.ac.uk).   

Semester 1 Events, 2020-21

All ECGH events in semester 1 will take place online at 4pm on Wednesdays, unless otherwise stated.  Please contact us (ecgh@ed.ac.uk) to be added to our mailing list or for the link to a single event.

Date Speaker Topic
23 Sept

Kalathmika Natarajan (Edinburgh)

'Histories of the "International": Caste, Migration and Indian Diplomacy'
7 Oct Manual Barcia (Leeds) ‘The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade’
21 Oct Ceyda Karamursel (SOAS) ‘The Sack and the Bowstring: A Global History of Ottoman Slavery and Freedom’
4 Nov Anne Gerritsen (Warwick), in conversation with Stephen McDowall (ECGH) 'The City of Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and the Early Modern World’
18 Nov Luke Gartlan (St Andrews) ‘Inventing Provinciality: St Andrews and the Global Mobilities of Victorian Photography’
2 Dec Hatice Yıldız (Edinburgh) ‘Tâ’ife-i Nisâ’ in Bursa Filatures: Gender and Labour Unrest in an Ottoman Industrial Town, 1908-1910’

Please contact the convenors if you have any questions. To be added to our mailing list or to receive the link to a single event please contact us at ecgh@ed.ac.uk.

Dr Stephen McDowall

Director, Edinburgh Centre for Global History; Senior Lecturer

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

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Professor Diana Paton

Programme Director

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

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Find out what else is on

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers an exciting programme of seminars across many subjects areas. Visit the research seminars website to find out what else is happening.