Events

Upcoming Events

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

Oxford Conference: Ukraine: Hope for the future, or land of lost opportunity?

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 13:00
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, Oxford.

On 7th - 8th March 2018, St Antony’s College, with the support of The Antonian Fund and Russian and East European Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies is hosting the conference "Ukraine: Hope for the future, or land of lost opportunity?"

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Past Events

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

Latin American History Seminar: Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Territory in Chile. The Long History of Pinochet’s Regionalization

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

Andres Estefane Jaramillo PhD in History (State University of New York at Stony Brook) and researcher at the Center for the Study of Political History of the School of Government at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile).

Speaker(s): 
Andres Estefane Jaramillo, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile

Silencing Hong Kong: Press Censorship, Free Speech and Rule of Law in British Hong Kong (1850s–1940s)

Thursday, 1 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Hong Kong is often praised for its rule-of-law colonial legacy, but Dr Michael Ng’s archival study argues that the rule of law that the people of Hong Kong are eager to preserve today is more a ‘legacy’ of the decolonisation process of the British Empire that began in the 1980s.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Michael Ng

African Studies Seminar: Taking normative politics in Africa seriously: can we conceptualize "accessibility" as a political value? Case studies from Southwest Nigeria

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

This talk argues for the need for a new approach to the study of African Politics that takes seriously the role of ideas, values and ideology, before offering an example of what this might look like in practice.

Speaker(s): 
Portia Roelofs (London School of Economics)

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