‘TRHS’ Workshop: two funded places for PhD researchers

Date / time: 23 January, 12:00 am

'TRHS' Workshop: two funded places for PhD researchers


Two Funded Places for Doctoral Researchers 

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society Workshop onTransnational Activism in a Divided World: The Regional within the Global’, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 25 March 2023 

Doctoral researchers are warmly invited to apply for funded places to support their active contribution to the Transactions of the Royal Historical Society workshop on ‘Transnational Activism in a Divided World: The Regional within the Global’, which will take place at Northumbria University, Newcastle, on 25 March 2023.  

The workshop will investigate the impact of regional contexts, ideas and identities on both the historical experience of transnational activism, and the methodological challenges for historians. The workshop will bring together academic expertise on diverse world regional contexts to address a common set of questions: 

  • How have regional ideas and identities been constructed by transnational activists, and how do they interrelate with purportedly universal concerns put forward by them?  
  • Can a regional lens enable us to write global histories that are more “rooted” and contextualized than those seen through a ‘universalistic’ approach? 
  • How can we write regionally-rooted histories of activism in a global perspective?  
  • What challenges do regional contexts and identities provide for obtaining and interpreting historical sources on transnational activism? How can these be addressed by the transnational historian?
  • How can we understand the role of trans-regional movements in the global history of transnational activism? 

The workshop is funded by the Royal Historical Society to develop content for potential inclusion in the Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. Pre-circulated submissions from the participants will form the basis for discussions at the workshop and feed into the preparation of co-authored pieces. 

We have secured the contribution of seven established researchers for this project: Maria Framke (Erfurt), Chloé Kattar (Northumbria), Robert Kramm (Munich), Patricia Oliart (Newcastle), Anne-Isabelle Richard (Leiden), Kate Skinner (Birmingham) and Vikram Visana (Leicester). We have places for two PhD students, which will provide them with opportunities for their academic development, including potential involvement in the academic outputs from this workshop. 

Support provided: 

Successful applicants will be provided with standard class travel to and from the workshop within the UK, as well as one night’s accommodation near the workshop venue and subsistence for the duration of the workshop. 

Application process: 

Applications should be sent by email to the workshop organizers, Thomas Davies (Thomas.Davies.1@city.ac.uk) and Daniel Laqua (daniel.laqua@northumbria.ac.uk) by the deadline, and should consist of (i) a 500-word summary of how their research relates to one or more of the workshop questions; (ii) a one-page CV; (iii) an indication of where they would be travelling from. 

Deadline for submission of applications: 23 January 2023 (23:59 UTC). 

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications within two weeks of the deadline. This call is open to doctoral researchers studying at any internationally recognized establishment of higher education, but travel only within the United Kingdom will be supported.