Graduate School

Edinburgh Centre for Global History seminars

The Edinburgh Centre for Global History seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all, within and outside the University.

Semester 1 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
Wednesday 23 Sept

Anne Gerritsen (Warwick), in conversation with Stephen McDowall (ECGH)

'The City of Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and the Early Modern World’
Wednesday 7 Oct Manuel Barcia (Leeds) ‘The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade’

Monday 12 Oct

 

Online Roundtable Discussion 

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)

'Critical Globalism: Perspectives from Early Modern Artistic Networks (16th–18th Centuries)'

Details and Registration here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/critical-globalism-perspectives-from-early-modern-artistic-networks-tickets-119283715805

Wednesday 21 Oct Ceyda Karamursel (SOAS) ‘The Sack and the Bowstring: A Global History of Ottoman Slavery and Freedom’
Wednesdays 4 Nov Kalathmika Natarajan (Edinburgh) 'Histories of the "International" : Caste, Migration and Indian Diplomacy'
Tuesday 10 Nov

Online Roundtable Discussion

Co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History and the Histories of Science, Medicine and Technology Research Group

'Pandemics, Past and Present'

NB 5pm

Wednesday 18 Nov Luke Gartlan (St Andrews) ‘Inventing Provinciality: St Andrews and the Global Mobilities of Victorian Photography’
Wednesday 2 Dec

Hatice Yıldız (Edinburgh)

Co-sponsored by the Histories of Gender and Sexuality Research Group

‘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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