UCL Centre for Transnational History
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.
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.
Dr. Michael Facius is working on a book project on Early Modern historical narratives in 20th-century Japan, viewed from the perspective of transnational and global history
Axel Körner has been awarded a Major Research Award from the Leverhulme Trust to work on his new project "Transnational Monarchy. Rethinking the Habsburg Empire, 1804-1918" (ref. MRF-2014-028).
'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).