The Centre for Imperial and Global History runs a seminar series each term, as well as occasional workshops. A list of upcoming seminars is displayed below.

Our past seminars are also available to browse.


Please direct any inquiries about attending to the seminar convenor Dr Lyubi Spaskovska


Date and Location (Term 1)


Paper Title

23rd September 2020 (Week 1), 15:30h


Nandini Chatterjee, in conversation with Gajendra Singh

Book launchNegotiating Mughal Law a Family of Landlords Across Three Indian Empires (CUP, 2020)


7th October 2020 (Week 3), 15:30h

Rachel Lin (University of Exeter) &

Iacopo Adda (University of Geneva)


Historical memory in Sino-Russian border museums

21st October 2020 (Week 5), 15:30h

Joint event with Violence Margot Tudor (University of Manchester) 


Emily Bridger (University of Exeter)


Beer, Boxing, and Belly-dancers: Gendering peacekeepers in Egypt 1956-1967


‘All township love-making is rough’: rape as a contested concept in apartheid-era Soweto, South Africa


4th November 2020 (Week 7), 15:30h


Crispin Bates (University of Edinburgh)



Policing Intimacy and Queering the History of South Asian Overseas Migration in the Colonial Era

18th November 2020 (Week 9), 15:30h


Beth Rebisz (University of Reading) 



Davies Gavin (University of Exeter)

Gendered Geographies of State Coercion in the Late-Colonial Period: Kenya, 1954-1960



'The eye's great feast': Food and civility in William Darton Jr's games of travelling in Asia and Europe 


2nd December 2020 (Week 11), 15:30h

Nicholas Grant (University of East Anglia)

Task Force Africa: The NAACP and Black Internationalism in the 1970s