Global Exchanges

International Doctoral Workshops and Exchanges


CHS organizes international workshops and exchanges. Competitively selected NU graduate students across subfields of the History Department meet with their peers in or from other parts of  the world, network, compare notes on the state of the profession, and engage in discussions of their research during an intensive two-day workshop. The Center has organized workshops at peer institutions in Galway, Ireland; Munich, Germany; Cambridge, UK; Sestri Levante, Italy; Rio de Janero, Brasil; Prague, the Czech Republic; Trinity College Dublin; the American Academy in Rome; Warsaw, Poland, and Istanbul, Turkey. A group from Trinity College Dublin came to Evanston for a workshop in 2010. In 2013 an agreement with the Institute of Historical Research in London resulted in an exchange between paired doctoral students from NU and British universities, with a trip for 7 NU students to London during Spring break, and a weeklong stay of their British counterparts in Evanston taking part in Center activities.

At present we have two annual global graduate exchanges--with the School of History at QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY LONDON (QMUL) and the Department of History at the UNIVERSITY of HONG KONG (HKU).

2017-18 Global Graduate Exchanges with QMUL and HK7

  • In 2018 a group of three graduate students and Professor John Carroll will travel from the University of Hong Kong to Evanston to engage in CCHS activities and participate in our April 20 graduate conference on "Resistance in History."
  • A group of NU History grads and faculty will travel to London the week of March 11-18 (Winter quarter Reading Week) to meet with QMUL peers and take part in the March 15 graduate conference on "Separation and Separatism." Yuri Doolan, Brian Forman, Andrea Rosengarten, and Guangshuo Yang will present papers at the conference, while Michelle Bezark and Andrea Christmas will attend the conference and conduct research in London archives.
  • A group will travel to Hong Kong for the annual HKU History Spring Symposium on Modern Asian History in early May: Yuri Doolan, Lois Hao, Norman HJoshua, and Melody Tse Yin Shum.