MPhil/PhD workshop and seminars



Students registered for the MPhil/PhD in International History are required in their first year to attend the Department's research training programme: HY501 - Research Student Workshop. Students are also advised to attend relevant seminars organised within the other colleges of the University of London or the School, such as the ones below.

You can find more information on the Department's courses in LSE research course guides.

HY501 - International History MPhil/PhD Research Training Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarise new MPhil/PhD students with the practical research and writing skills necessary for the preparation of a first-rate PhD thesis in history, and to discuss some general methodological and theoretical issues in international history as a research field.

Schedule of meetings 2022/23 (access it on Moodle)

Convenor: Professor Matthew Jones

HY509 - International History Research Seminar

All International History PhD students are invited to attend HY509 during term time. In Michaelmas Term 2022, sessions will be hosted in person.

This research seminar is convened by PhD students in International History and offers the opportunity for second, third and fourth year PhD students to present their research for discussion in conversation with others. Staff from within the department as well as invited guests from beyond the LSE will participate as discussants and presenters.

You can find the HY509 programme for 2022/23 below. Papers will be circulated in advance and can also be accessed below with a password. Participation is open to all, including non-LSE staff and students. External visitors will be required to pre-register through Eventbrite. Log in details will be sent via EventBrite.

For further information please email the convenors.

Convenors: Michele Pajero, Armand Azra bin Azlira and Edoardo Vaccari

Schedule of meetings 2022/23
will be posted when they are announced 


Archive of the 2021/22 Schedule of meetings are below

*** Michaelmas Term ***

29 September 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Rethinking Conflict: Women, Gender, and Sexual Violence in War

13 October 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Technology & Empire: Tracing the Broader Contexts of Technological History

27 October 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Contributions to International Intellectual Thought from the Periphery

17 November 2021 | Register on EventBrite
Between Liberation & Development: Transnational Histories in the Global South

*** Lent Term ***

19 January 2022 | Register on EventBrite
Unearthing Child Exploitation in British Colonial Settings

2 February 2022 | Register on EventBrite
Gender, Race and Legacies of Slavery in the Americas

*** POSTPONED *** 16 February 2022
Anti-Communist Diasporas and Exiles in the Cold War

  • Erzsébet Árvay (Corvinus University of Budapest) – The Diaspora Engagement Policies of the Cold War
  • Frances Martin (University of Connecticut) – Between the State and Statelessness: The International Policy and Grassroots Diplomacy of the National United Front for the Liberation of Vietnam, 1980-1990

9 March 2022 | Register on EventBrite
Construction of Masculinity and Motherhood Within the Tensions of Empire

23 March 2022 | Register on EventBrite
Jewish Transnational Businesses and Local Life in the 20th Century

HY510 - LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History

Since 2014/15, the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS, the Department of International History at LSE, and the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po in Paris have co-organised the joint LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History (HY510).

The seminar welcomes presentations from faculty and PhD students on any aspect of 20th or 21st century contemporary international history, broadly defined.

The seminar is open to all PhD students and staff at both LSE and Sciences Po. We also welcome outside participants from across the world: if you would like to take part in the seminar, please sign up via the relevant eventbrite link in the programme on the seminar page on the LSE IDEAS website. If you have any doubts or difficulties, please e-mail the course organiser.

More detais and seminar programme for 2022/23 can be found in the LSE IDEAS website.