Call for Papers

Transnational & Global History Seminar Annual Conference

Diaspora, Identity & Belonging

5-6 June  2023 | Online and In Person at the University of Oxford

Diasporas disrupt the fiction of geopolitical borders, unsettles the nation as a unit of analysis, and destabilises colonial logic which coerces (dis)placement. For our annual graduate conference, the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar invites our fellow historians and scholars in adjacent disciplines whose work engages with diaspora, especially as a way to navigate the history of transnational geographies, epistemic taxonomies and racial cartographies and as a method to map memory, belonging and power in new ways.

To apply, please send
(1) an abstract of 200-300 words and a proposed title, as well as
(2) a short bio of 200 words or less summarizing your work and institutional affiliations by April 15, 2023, to

Accepted abstracts will be notified by the first week of May, with final papers expected by June 1 to be circulated among fellow panellists and moderators. Each presentation will last approximately 20-30 minutes and each panel will include a Q&A.

The TGHS annual conference will take place over two days, June 5-6, with one being entirely virtual and the other in-person at the University of Oxford. We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible and affordable to our fellow graduates across the UK and the world.

TGHS has sought to expand and challenge perspectives in transnational and global history since it’s founding in 2009. In the past, it has explored topics such as gender in transnational contexts and race in pedagogy and higher education. It provides a platform for graduate students and scholars who are early career, precarious or from the Global South.

Check out the conference website