Entries by Jessica Reinisch

Expertise is Always Political

This essay was published earlier this month as part of the International Social Science Council Forum on Experts: Past, Present, Future, commissioned and edited by Anna Barbara Sum and Frank Trentmann. Posts in the forum all deal with expertise and experts in a variety of political, social and economic areas and arenas from the 19th […]

Statement in support of Central European University

The Reluctant Internationalists research group is deeply alarmed by the law passed recently by the Hungarian government that will effectively shut down the internationally renowned and acclaimed Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. CEU has been at the forefront of research on nationalism, women and gender, history of science and medicine, and transnational history. Its […]

We’re looking for a Public Engagement & Events Coordinator

The Reluctant Internationalists research group is looking for a Public Engagement and Events Coordinator to work with us on our busy programme of conferences, workshops and public engagement activities. This is a great opportunity for someone with administrative or project management experience who wishes to build up their portfolio of public engagement projects for future […]

Internationalists in the Age of Nationalism

In this post, Bertrand Taithe considers some of the causes and consequences of Britain’s forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union. **** The place in which I have lived for over 22 years, as an academic immigrant, has voted against membership of the EU on Thursday 23rd June 2016. The same village is now festooned with […]

The Cold War in the Classroom

The Reluctant Internationalists research group team is delighted to have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement grant to help improve how history is being taught at British schools. Together with the Historical Association we are launching a Teacher Fellowship Programme for 2017 on “The Cold War in the Classroom”. The programme is open to […]

Call for Papers: Languages of Internationalism

Languages of Internationalism Conference to take place at Birkbeck College, University of London 25-26 May 2017  Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 September 2016   Scholars have in recent years re-energized the study of how peoples, cultures, and economies came, over time, to be linked and entangled across all manner of borders. Transnationalism and internationalism […]

Tomorrow: Aid to Armenia workshop

We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s workshop at Birkbeck on Aid to Armenia: Armenia and Armenians in International History, organised by our visiting fellow, Francesca Piana, and Jo Laycock (Sheffield Hallam). CRISES, “QUESTIONS”, AND INTERVENTIONS AT THE END OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE Stephanie Prevost (Paris Diderot): Aid to Armenia at the time of the Hamidian massacres […]

Free access to Agents of Internationalism articles

We’re excited to announce that the articles of our Contemporary European History special issue on ‘Agents of Internationalism’ are free to download from today, for the next seven days. Jessica Reinisch, Agents of Internationalism Katharina Kreuder-Sonnen, From Transnationalism to Olympic Internationalism: Polish Medical Experts and International Scientific Exchange, 1885-1939 Alexander Watson, Managing an ‘Army of […]