Conferencing the International: A Cultural and Historical Geography of the Origins of Internationalism, 1919-39
Research by Professor Stephen Legg, Professor Mike Heffernan, Dr Jake Hodder, and Dr Benjamin J. Thorpe
Conferencing the International was a major five-year AHRC funded project (2015-2020). with the University of Nottingham partnering with the Society. The project was led by Professor Stephen Legg, Professor Mike Heffernan, Dr Jake Hodder and Dr Benjamin J. Thorpe from the School of Geography, University of Nottingham.
It examined liberal, imperial and radical forms of internationalism as manifested in their conferencing spaces between the wars. Drawing from archives across three continents, the project reconstructed the local, national and global geographies of three important groups of interwar conferences:
The Round Table Conferences
The Pan-African Congresses
The International Studies conferences organised by the League of Nations' International Committee of Intellectual Cooperation (ICIC)
The project culminated in an exhibition at the Society from 17 December 2018 - 22 January 2019, on the Spaces of Internationalism, and a conference at the Society on 'Conferencing the International', 18-19 December 2018. An edited collection, Placing Internationalism, has now been published.
Visit a virtual version of the Spaces of Internationalism exhibition
View the Conferencing the International project page
Read the project blog Interwar Conferencing
More about Placing Internationalism
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