Conference 2017

British International History Group
29th Annual Conference

 7 - 9 September 2017
Keele University


The Conference

The main work of the conference takes place in panels starting on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday morning. There will also be a keynote lecture on the Friday evening and a round table on Thursday. The Annual General Meeting will be held during the conference.

The conference will be held at the Keele University with the conference dinner at Keele Hall.

Please click here for the conference programme

Keynote Address

Prof. Richard Vinen, King's College London

Richard Vinen teaches history at King's College London. He has published on French and British history.  His next book will be ‘The Long 68’ to be published by Penguin in April of next year.

Postgraduate and ECR Job Workshop at the conference

The BIHG Conference has long provided a friendly and welcoming environment for PhD students and Early Career Researchers to share their work with the wider community of international historians. This year, we are organising the BIHG’s first job workshop for postgraduates and ECRs. In advance of the conference, students and ECRs wishing to participate are invited to submit a sample CV and cover letter to the BIHG’s PhD and ECR representatives, plus a short note explaining their immediate career ambitions in the academic world. The organisers will then pair participants with two more senior scholars. During a short session at the conference - which will not run parallel to any panels - participants will sit down for an informal one-to-one conversation with each of their partnered scholars in turn.

We hope that this will provide two sets of useful feedback for those entering the job market from specialist international historians with experience of both applying for such jobs and being involved on selection committees. We very much hope that both postgraduates coming towards the end of their doctoral studies and ECRs will make the most of this opportunity.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please send your CV and cover note to: George Roberts by 21 July.

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.



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