An announcement over from our colleagues at the University of Sydney’s Laureate Research Program in International History: over the course of three sessions in January 2015, Professor Glenda Sluga will be giving a three-session workshop on International History and the History of the Human Rights, to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles. “In Europe, the United States, and increasingly in Australia,” reads the announcement,a revival of scholarly interest in all things ‘international’ is pushing historical research into new directions. A decade after Lynn Hunt, as President of the American Historical Association, predicted that diplomatic history would be the ‘next big thing’, it is the broader reach of international history that is captivating historical imaginations. This ‘international turn’ includes the study of foreign policy, but its methodologies and themes are richer than we could have expected, feeding into histories of imperialism, colonialism, feminism, economics, women, the national as well as the transnational and global.
The workshops–titled “Tracking the International Turn,” “Applying the International Turn,” and “Elaborating the International Turn”–will be devoted to unpacking what, exactly, a turn towards the international scale might mean. Given Sluga’s extensive work within the field, these events should be a draw for any interested readers in Southern California–and some outside of it, too.
The three meetings are on January 9th, 16th, and 23rd. More information can be found on the flyer here. The organizers note that pre-registration (more information at the links) is required, although participants will be required to submit a short statement of their own interests. Course credit will be available for those who require it; a light lunch, for all.