British International History Group

Welcome to the British International History Group

The British International History Group (BIHG) was established in 1987. It aims to consider and promote established and new approaches to the study of international affairs as a discipline of history. As a sub-group of the British International Studies Association (BISA), it remains committed to interdisciplinary methods. The primary focus of the BIHG is its annual conference, of which it has held over 30, mainly at UK universities. These gatherings foster the scholarship of postgraduates and early career researchers alongside the work of senior academics. With over 700 members from Asia, Europe and North America, the BIHG has global reach.

The BIHG is governed by an elected committee of historians at varied career stages and co-opted members from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the UK National Archives. It sponsors an annual thesis prize named in honour of Professor Mike Dockrill and offers career and research support for PGRs and ECRs. At its annual conference, it holds roundtables which explore disciplinary and interdisciplinary innovations. The BIHG also invites leading scholars as keynote speakers to consider new approaches to the study of the past and the relevance of international history to contemporary global concerns.

The BIHG 2018 Conference will take place at

Lancaster University.

5th to 7th September 2019

Call for Papers


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News, Announcements and Call for Papers. If you have any news and wish to publicize it please email or tweet us at @BIHG.

BIHG Newsletter 2019

The British International History Group's Annual Newsletter

Call for Papers: Transatlantic Studies Association
Deadline: 1 March 2019

Transatlantic Studies Association,
18th Annual Conference,
University of Lancaster 8-­10 July 2019.

Call for Papers
Research Grant: International History Review

The International History Review-Routledge, Taylor & Francis Research Award, in conjunction with the BIHG. Up to £1500 for essential travel and subsistence to visit archives/fieldwork. Submission period 1 January-1 March. Details

Find out more
The British International History Group 31st Annual Conference

5-7 September 2019
at Lancaster University

Call for Papers
Obituary: Michael Dockrill, 1936-2018

Professor of International History and Founder of BIHG.
By Keith Hamilton

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The BIHG is a working group of the British International Studies Association.
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