School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Edinburgh Centre for Global History Graduate Workshops

The Edinburgh Centre for Global History Graduate Workshops provide an excellent  opportunity  for  doctoral  students and early career researchers to meet and discuss their research in an informal setting. They take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.


Edinburgh Centre for Global History Graduate Workshops take place on Wednesdays, 4--5:30 pm, in room G.10 of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Old Medical School, Doorway 4.

Event schedule

Semester 2 2023/24

Date Speaker Topic

Wed 24 Jan

Ramón Valdivieso (University of Edinburgh) 'Indigenous reactions to postcolonial policies before and in the aftermath of the 1960 Great Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami'
Wed 7 Feb Muhammad Suhail Bin Mohamed Yazid (University of Cambridge)

'Global decolonisation and the Malaysian initiative for a Muslim commonwealth, 1961–69'

Wed 13 Mar Haiyun Liu (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

'From central kingdom to the moon's heart: Sino-Mexican relations and Chinese immigration to Mexico in the Porfiriato, 1876–1911'

Wed 27 Mar Isobel Westbury (University of Edinburgh)

'Air service personnel of colour: RAF recruitment in Scotland and across the Empire, 1939–45'

Semester 1 2023/24

Wednesdays, 4:00–5:30 pm, MST_G.10

Date Speaker Topic 
Wed 4 Oct Francesco Moze (University of Edinburgh)

Workshop 1: Faire la navette: Religious Antagonism, Transfrontier Mobility and Power Struggles in Mboga, 1889-1911

Wed 18 Oct Qingrou Zhao (University of Edinburgh)

Workshop 2: Counting in, Counting out: Practical and Ideological Considerations behind Nineteenth-Century Shanghai Settlement Census-Making


Wed 25 Oct Urvi Khaitan (University of Oxford)

Workshop 3: A Tepid Cup of Tea: Labouring Families and Living Standards in Indian Plantations

Wed 1 Nov

Emma Flanagan (University of Edinburgh) Workshop 4:  ‘And they did not rest’: A Women’s History of Anticolonial Marches, Boycotts, and Communist Activity in Côte d’Ivoire, 1946-1958
Wed 8 Nov Mehmet Akif Aydemir (Royal Holloway University of London) Workshop 5: Britain-Ottoman Empire Relations: Scepticism and Hope, can they Exist Together? The Pathways from Reval to the 31 March Incident
Wed 22 Nov On I Lam (University of Cambridge) Workshop 6: The Inter-party Relationship between the Japanese Communist Party and the Chinese Communist Party in the 1950s
Wed 29 Nov Florian Wieser (University of Edinburgh) Workshop 7: Violent Networks, Violent Ends: Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean Agency amidst the French-Spanish Conflict, 1635-1697

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

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