Conference 2018

British International History Group
30th Annual Conference

30th August to 1st September 2018
Exeter 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.

Local convener Prof Richard Toye.

Conference Programme

The Cost of the Conference

Postgraduate Conference Attendance

Cost = £40

Standard Conference Attendance

Cost = £75

Please note that this year the BIHG will waive the conference registration fee for BISA members. We encourage all BIHG members to join BISA; BISA membership fees are tax deductible and there are reduced rates for ECRs and PG students.

For details see:
BISA Website


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. During a session at the 2018 conference on Thursday 30 August (from 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm) participants will have two separate informal one-to-one conversations with two established scholars. Those scholars will have read documents submitted by the PGR/ECR and offer guidance on them and on career development. The aim is for PGRs and ECRs to receive two sets of useful job application feedback from experienced international historians who have successfully applied for academic jobs and who have served on university selection committees.

The BIHG invites PGRs coming towards the end of their doctoral studies and ECRs to make the most of this opportunity. Those who wish to participate in the 2018 workshop are invited to submit three documents which will be shared confidentially with two senior academics:
(1) a sample CV;
(2) a cover letter for a lectureship in history at a university (two A4 pages maximum);
(3) a short note outlining their immediate career ambitions in the academic world (one A4 page maximum).

These documents should be submitted by email (in MS Word or as PDFs) to Dr Poppy Cullen and Dr James Ellison by 31 July 2018.

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Successful applicants will be informed by mid-August.



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