‘The politics of things’ refers to the way in which objects and physical spaces remain crucial to political communication in a digital age as well as to the manner in which objects such as clothing and the built environment become politicized in particular contexts.
Giuseppe Marcocci is Associate Professor in Iberian History (European and Extra-European, 1450-1800), Exeter College. His main research interests lie at the intersection of politics, culture and religion across the early modern Iberian world.
Maria A. Gwynn is a Global Leaders Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at University College, Oxford. She was formerly a postdoctoral research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Maria A. Gwynn, Blavatnik School of Government and University College
DPIR, CIS and St Cross College present the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series. The series brings together scholars from across disciplines to discuss and highlight the importance of history and intellectual diversity in International Relations.
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, artist, educator, author and promoter of non-violence, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for his defence of human rights in his native Argentina and throughout Latin America.
The presenters will reflect on their proposal to draw Sri Lanka into the paradigm of global history through the recently published edited collection Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History (UCL, 2017 - the full volume can be downloaded free of charge at
International History of East Asia Seminar. Alexandria Dugal, University of Oxford: ‘Murota Tamotsu and the Coexistence of Christianity and Japanese Nationalist Sentiment during the Pacific War at the Shizuoka Eiwa Jogakko.’ Jennifer Bond, SOAS, University of London: ‘”At the Centre of a Tornado”