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MGS open competition for studentships commencing in October 2020 is now open!

The Midlands Graduate School open competition for studentships commencing in October 2020 is now open! Deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd January 2020. Please note that there are several elements to the application process and applicants should allow plenty of time to assemble all the information required.

For further information on how to apply please visit:

Mon 04 Nov 2019, 10:03

Call for Papers LSE History Graduate Conference 'Transnational Disruptions: Decline, Renewal, or Change?'

LSE History Graduate Conference

in association with the UCL Centre for Transnational History

Thursday 19 March, 2020, LSE, FAW 9.04


Transnational Disruptions: Decline, Renewal, or Change?

The erosion of the post-Cold War liberal international order

The once broad consensus of the post-Cold War liberal international order has experienced increasing disintegration in recent times. This rapid destabilisation has taken place in polities, economies, and societies across the global north and the global south, as liberal institutions, values, and assumptions are challenged. The encounters faced are transnational in their nature, concerning global matters such as conflict, migration, capitalism, and labour. Extending the notion of ‘transnational disruption’, this conference invites scholars to examine historical moments of decline, renewal, and change. How does analysis of political, economic, and social disruption inform the present?

The LSE History Graduate Conference 2020 invites students and academics to engage with questions concerning historical moments and processes of disruption, including, but not limited to:

  • Has the consensus of the liberal international order ever been truly global?
  • To what extent do narratives and/or the social and political memory of disruption presage disruptions?
  • What do the histories of social movements tell us?
  • Where is the place of national boundaries in historical disruption?
  • To what extent is it possible to quantify the impact of disruptions?
  • What parallels can be drawn between disruptions rooted in their different spatial contexts?

Please send your individual and/or panel proposals (title, 300-word abstract, and CV for each applicant) by 20 December 2019 to While participation in the conference is open to all, we encourage applications from PhD candidates and ECRs.

Opening Keynote Address: Dr Charlotte Riley

Closing Keynote Address: Prof Gopalan Balachandran

With support from




Thu 14 Nov 2019, 14:26

UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme

UKRI and the Canadian Funding agency Mitacs have launched the UK-Canada Globalink PhD Exchange Scheme, inviting applications from UK and Canadian PhD students to take part in a two way exchange for a 12 week period.

Following a competitive application process, the first exchanges will take place from April 2020.

On the UK side, the scheme is open to UK students doctoral students funded by one of the Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC) in any area. Full details here.

Deadline for applications is 12 December 2019.

Thu 07 Nov 2019, 13:25

Call for Abstracts - Researching Brexit Conference, University of Durham

Call for Abstracts; Researching Brexit Conference

28-29 October 2019, University of Durham

The second Researching Brexit Conference hosted by the Researching Brexit Network will offer researchers the opportunity to consider Brexit from a range of different perspectives.

Call for abstracts for Post-Graduate students whose research is focussed on Brexit, or is heavily influenced by Brexit.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th August 2019 to be emailed to

Please see the website for the full details of the call.

Wed 14 Aug 2019, 10:56

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