Events

Upcoming Events

Nissan Seminar: Writing an “International” Cuisine in Japan: Murai Gensai’s 1903 Culinary Novel Kuidōraku

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Eric C. Rath, Toyota Visiting Professor, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan and Professor of the History Department, University of Kansas

African Studies Seminar: 'The politics of things’: digital media, urban space and the materiality of civic engagement

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

‘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.

Speaker(s): 
Wendy Willems (London School of Economics)

Latin American History Seminar: Spanish American Conversations about the Portuguese Empire (16th and 17th centuries)

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

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.

Speaker(s): 
Giuseppe Marcocci, Exeter College

Latin American Centre Seminars: The International Politics of Renewable Energy: Paraguay and the Itaipu Treaty

Friday, 2 March, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

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.

Speaker(s): 
Maria A. Gwynn, Blavatnik School of Government and University College

Spies in East Asia

Monday, 5 March, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lucina Ho Room (Seminar Room 1)

International History of East Asia Seminar

Amanda Zhang, University of Oxford: ‘Beauty is the Troubled Water That Brings Disasters: the Making of the Seductress Spy in Republican China, 1930-1949.’ 

Speaker(s): 
Amanda Zhang, Miriam Matejova

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Past Events

Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series: Week 4 Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 -
17:30 to 19:00
Sybil Dodds Room, St Cross 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.

Speaker(s): 
Faisal Devji

Modern Israel Studies Seminar: The Myth of the Campbell-Bannerman Report: Arab views on Israel after the Suez Crisis

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 -
14:15 to 16:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE.  The Week 4 seminar will take place in the Pavilion Room at St Antony's College (not the usual venue at SIAS). The Pavilion Room is an accessible room.

Speaker(s): 
Eugene Rogan (Middle East Centre, St Antony's College)

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Querying the Cosmopolitan in Sri Lankan and Indian Ocean History

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

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

Speaker(s): 
Zoltán Biedermann (UCL)
Alan Strathern (Brasenose)

Gendered Experiences of Christianity and Nationalism during the Second World War in East Asia

Monday, 5 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Lucina Ho Room (Seminar Room 1)

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”

Speaker(s): 
Alexandria Dugal, Jennifer Bond

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