The Wider World History Network aims to bring together postgraduate students researching topics that have an international dimension, whether that be connecting European history to the rest of the world or centred on a different continent altogether. Inviting discussion on topics ranging from the medieval period to the present day – transcending restrictive historical periodisation – the network will consider the themes of comparative cultures, international relations and encounters with difference/foreignness throughout history. By encouraging postgraduate researchers in the Arts and Humanities to consider the global aspects of their projects, the network aims to raise awareness of interdisciplinary parallels, thus deepening the impact of their research. We aim to hold two events in Spring semester 2015 with the intention of holding more events in 2015/16 academic year. Events will include: student-led presentations, project surgeries, professionalisation workshops, external speakers.
Claudia Rogers, Leeds
Other student organisers
Sarah Gandee (WRoCAH, Leeds) Lucy Taylor (ESRC, Leeds). Stephanie Wright (Sheffield) Thomas Jackson (Sheffield) Annamaria Valent (York) Jesús Sanjurjo Ramos (Leeds) Lauren McCarthy (Leeds) Giovanni Pozzetti (Leeds)