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Conferencing the International: Spaces of Modern Internationalism

Conferencing the International: Spaces of Modern Internationalism

Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th December 2018

Over two days at the Royal Geographical Society, we will discuss the nature of international conferences and the role that conferences have played - and continue to play - in shaping our understandings of modern internationalism. The conference is designed to reflect on the final centenary of the First World War and to provide us with new ways of thinking about the world that resulted from it.

This conference brings together leading geographershistorians, scholars of international relations and of conference organising to discuss how international conferences worked, what their impacts were, and what we can know about them.

Day 1 (Tues 18th Dec) will feature sessions on 'Science and Knowledge''Post-Colonial Conferencing' and 'International Organisations', and a plenary address by Prof Brian Vick (Emory University), author of The Congress of Vienna (Harvard University Press, 2014).

Day 2 (Weds 19th Dec) will feature sessions on 'Approaching Conferences''Conferencing Decolonisation' and 'Contemporary Conferencing', and a plenary address by Prof Madeleine Herren(University of Basel), editor of Networking the international system: global histories of international organizations (Springer, 2014).

The full conference programme is now available



Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
United Kingdom

  • Conferencing The International' Research Group