Centre for Transnational History


UCL Centre for Transnational History

The UCL Centre for Transnational History provides a forum for research and graduate training in the field of transnational history across different departments and faculties of UCL, including the History Department, the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), and the departments of Anthropology, History of Art, School of European Languages and Cultures, and Science and Technology Studies and the Institute of Education. 



The Centre's activities are understood to include transnational history in the specific sense of the term, namely the study of historical processes above and beyond the structures of states and nations, as well as comparative history, histoire croisée or Transfergeschichte, from the ancient to the contemporary world. Thus, the Centre aims to provide institutional support to individual and collaborative research projects in transnational history; it offers a framework for graduate studies in the field; and organises related seminars, lectures and workshops.


Writing the World: Travel Writing in Global Perspective

The CTH's new research focus is on the theme of Travel Writing. Drawing on past projects, we regularly convene a reading group and are currently planning an international multi-disciplinary conference on this topic, scheduled for June 2020.

Rethinking Italianità

Re-imagining Italianità

'Re-imagining Italianità' international research network based at UCL. This is a three-year project spanning three continents and four major Universities (UCL, University of Cambridge, Brown University, and Campinas).