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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 workshop, symposium or conference. The Center has organized workshops at peer institutions in Galway, Ireland; Munich, Germany; Cambridge, UK; Sestri Levante, Italy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 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. Between 2015 and 2019 CCHS had ongoing global exchanges with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), suspended in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic (for more, see below).

2023-24 Global Graduate Exchange with QMUL

We are hosting a group from QMUL in Evanston in late April/early May 2024.

2022-23 Global Graduate Exchange with QMUL

In 2022-23 we resumed our global graduate exchange with the School of History at QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY of LONDON (QMUL). A group of six History grads (with professor Jonathon Glassman) took part in a workshop at QMUL during Spring break in March 2023.

2019-21 Global Graduate Exchanges with QMUL and HKU

The CCHS global graduate exchanges were suspended due to the pandemic.

2018-19 Global Graduate Exchanges with QMUL and HKU