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KCL World History Student Conference

May 5, 2018
Department of History, King's College London

Strand Campus, KCL
London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

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The KCL World History Student Conference, which will be held for the third consecutive year on May 5th, 2018, in London. This international conference organised by and for students is gratefully benefiting from the support of the Department of History at King’s College London – a key institution in the study of Global and Imperial History. The theme for this year’s conference will be ‘Activism, Identity and Conflict’.

2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War One, ninety years since the success of women’s suffrage in the UK, and fifty years since the Prague Spring, among many other notable dates. Inspired by these landmarks, we wanted this year’s theme to reflect many of the key issues which resonate with historians today in an increasingly globalised and uncertain world.

We aim to bring together BA, MA and PhD students from all over the world to interact and exchange ideas in a friendly and engaging environment. Participating students will get a chance to discuss their thoughts on Global History – broadly defined as relations, flows and movements that transcend national borders – and to link them to ongoing academic debates. Global History is one of the most ambitious approaches in recent historiography and, at present, maybe the most promising path for young historians. The recent surge in interest in World History can be best observed in the ever-growing number of universities around the globe offering corresponding MA programmes.

Besides aiding in the consolidation of a new historiographical field, our conference represents an exciting opportunity to develop your presentation skills as well as an important networking platform for those who are interested in pursuing a career in academia.

We invite you to think about these themes broadly and creatively, interpreting them together and separately, from different angles and with unique insight, reflecting the diversity of world history. Ultimately, this theme is a guideline and we encourage potential contributors to submit work on a range of topics and questions.

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May 1, 2018, 9:00am BST

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