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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.

Autumn 2023

All seminars take place on Wednesdays 3.30pm-5.00pm in person in Room B310 in Amory unless otherwise noted, with the option to join remotely. Reminders, links, and abstracts will be sent a week in advance of each seminar to the CIGH mailing list. To be added, please email

Our past seminars are also available to browse.

DateLocationSpeaker / EventTitle
WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER (week 2) Laver Building (Level 8, Room 825)  Welcome social

Join us for an informal gathering on the top floor of the Laver Building (level 8, Room 825) to mark the start of the academic year, welcome new researchers, and catch up with old friends. Wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and nibbles provided!

WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER (week 4) Room B310, Amory  Archive Stories

Join our panel of expert historians as they recount their stories from the archive and offer tips for undertaking archival work in imperial and global history.

WEDNESDAY 8 NOVEMBER (week 7) Room B310, Amory Darius Wainwright, University of Bristol

‘Showcasing America, Depicting Iran: Iran, The Smithsonian, and the United States Information Agency, 1963-1970’

Co-hosted with the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies and Art History and Visual Culture

WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER (week 10) Room B310, Amory Grace Redhead, University of Exeter

‘Between ‘Island Laboratories’: Sickle cell, genetic research and ‘race’ at the end of empire’

WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER (week 12) Room B310, Amory Postgraduate research symposium

Join us as post-graduate researchers working on Imperial and Global History at Exeter share their work in progress.