Graduate School

Edinburgh Centre for Global History Graduate Workshops

The Graduate Workshop research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.

Each workshop typically lasts an hour, comprised of a thirty-minute presentation followed by a question and answer session. The theme for the 2020/21 workshops is 'Migration, Slavery and Diasporas'. 

Seminar description

The Graduate Workshops take place online on Tuesdays at 5pm.

Event schedule

Semester 2 2020/21

Date Speaker  Topic

Tuesday 19 Jan 

Simone Steadman-Gantous (Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


'Proud citizens or enemies of the state? Examining Jewish identity in relation to the State of Iraq between 1920 and 1950'

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Tuesday 2 Feb

Agnik Bhattacharya (Delhi University)

'Global intellectual history of modern Afghan nation state: Investigating the migration crisis of 20th century of Afghanistan'

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Tuesday 2 Mar

Simon Learoyd (University of Edinburgh)

'Britain and the response to the Jewish refugee crisis'

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Tuesday, Mar 16

Leonard Michael (University of St Andrews)

'From Tehran to Leipzig. The odyssey of the Tudeh Party of Iran, 1946-1957'

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Semester 1 2020/21

Date Speaker Topic
Tuesday 13 Oct Yukti Lamba (University of Edinburgh)

'Risk, Refuge and Resilience: A Qualitative Study of Child Migrants in the Urban City of Delhi, India'

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Tuesday 27 Oct Jordan Buchanan (University of Cambridge)

'“Wake Up, England!”: The Panama Canal and the Anglo-Argentine Connection, 1914-29'

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Tuesday 17 Nov

James Fortuna (University of St Andrews)

'The New Deal’s Construction of a New Nation State: Architecture and Identity at Ellis and Angel Islands, 1934-42'

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Tuesday 24 Nov Ryan Glauser (University of Michigan)

'Development as Imperial Education: UN, Western Europe, and Students from the Global South in the 1970s'

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Tuesday 1 Dec

Aileen Lichtenstein (University of Glasgow)

'"My first meeting with King Fog in London” – Transnational German anarchist communities'

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Further information

Further information about the workshop series, and the wider work of the Centre can be found on its website,

If you wish to speak at one of the workshops or have any questions, please email