This month, Bloomsbury Academic is publishing Daniel Laqua’s book Activism across Borders since 1870: Causes, Campaigns and Conflicts in and beyond Europe. Laqua’s study approaches the history of modern and contemporary Europe through the prism of transnational activism. Highlighting the role of cross-border ties in the quest for social and political change, it considers national and European movements and campaigns within their wider global context while noting the intrinsic boundaries of such phenomena.
To mark the publication of this book, the Centre for the Study of Internationalism at Birkbeck College will host a launch event with contributions from the Centre’s director, Jessica Reinisch (Professor of Modern European History at Birkbeck, University of London), Georgina Brewis (Professor of Social History at UCL), Constance Bantman (Associate Professor of French at the University of Surrey) and the author. While considering the broader subject matter of this book, the event will also consider particular themes that feature in it, including internationalism, exile activism and humanitarianism. The event will include a small drinks reception.
Attendance is free but to help with planning, we encourage registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rethinking-histories-of-transnational-activism-tickets-687562216097