The History Department of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies teaches and researches the contemporary world through its layered histories and from a multiplicity of perspectives. We study history before, between and beyond the nations, thereby encouraging historically-informed approaches to current policy, politics, economics and culture.
The Department is very pleased to welcome our Visiting Professor this term, Isa Blumi, who will be teaching a course on "Consequences of Empire : Ottoman Collapse and the Birth of the Middle East, 1838-1939". For more information, please visit Professor Blumi's faculty page.
Doctor Nathaniel Powell
Nathaniel Powell successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Thursday 19 September 2013. The title is "France's African Wars, 1974-1981" (supervisor Jussi Hanhimaki).
Doctor Steven Nakana
Steven Nakana successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Monday 9 September 2013. The title is "Chinese Capital and African Labor in Zambian Mining, 1997-2008" (supervisors Lanxin Xiang and Gareth Austin).