British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award: Revising the Geography of Modern World Histories

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Prize (including medals and awards)


Our two-day training and public engagement event will forge networks of early career researchers (ECRs), offering a unique collaborative opportunity to disrupt two of the most high-profile, controversial areas of recent historical writing: global history, and the “new history of capitalism.” Small panels of ECRs working in geographically diverse areas will meet to exchange perspectives and identify common problems of method and scale that they face in researching multi-sited, yet locally specific modern histories of political economy and international relations. These panels will then situate the significance of their research to existing scholarship and public understanding for an open campus audience. Four distinguished lectures, a roundtable of leading historians (already committed), and open public discussion will allow ECRs to connect directly with exemplars of geographically heterodox modern world histories. Participants will contribute to a managed website that pairs a bibliography of scholarly and multimedia resources with the best recent popular writing in this area.
Period1 Mar 201728 Feb 2018