British International History Group
31st Annual Conference

5th to 7th September 2019
Lancaster University


The Conference

The main work of the conference takes place in panels starting on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday morning. There will also be a keynote lecture on the Friday evening and a round table on Thursday. The Annual General Meeting will be held during the conference.

Local convener: Dr. Marco Wyss

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kathleen Burk, University College London

Call for Papers Poster

Abstract submission now open

You can submit your conference abstract here

Postgraduate and ECR Job Workshop at the Conference

The BIHG Conference has long provided a friendly and welcoming environment for PhD students and Early Career Researchers to share their work with the wider community of international historians. During a session at the 2019 conference on Thursday 5 September (from 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm) participants will have two separate informal one-to-one conversations with two established scholars. Those scholars will have read documents submitted by the PGR/ECR and offer guidance on them and on career development. The aim is for PGRs and ECRs to receive two sets of useful job application feedback from experienced international historians who have successfully applied for academic jobs and who have served on university selection committees.

The BIHG invites PGRs coming towards the end of their doctoral studies and ECRs to make the most of this opportunity. Those who wish to participate in the 2019 workshop are invited to submit three documents which will be shared confidentially with two senior academics:
(1) a sample CV;
(2) a cover letter for a lectureship in history at a university (two A4 pages maximum);
(3) a short note outlining their immediate career ambitions in the academic world (one A4 page maximum).

These documents should be submitted by email (in MS Word or as PDFs) to Dr Poppy Cullen and Dr James Ellison by 31 July 2019.

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Successful applicants will be informed by mid-August.

30th Annual Conference - 30 August - 1 September 2017
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jessica Reinisch ‘The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration’’
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29th Annual Conference - 7 - 9 September 2017
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Richard Vinen ‘The Long 68’
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28th Annual Conference - 8 - 10 September 2016
Keynote Speaker: John Bew 'Realpolitik and the British'
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27th Annual Conference - 10 - 12 September 2015
Keynote Speaker: Dr James Ellison (QMUL) 'Failed Intelligence? The Origins of the Iraq War'
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26th Annual Conference - 4 - 6 September 2014
Keynote Speaker: Professor Steven Casey, (LSE) ‘Propaganda, casualties and domestic support for war: The US experience in the twentieth century’
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25th Annual Conference - 5 - 7 September 2013
Keynote Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Roberts, ‘Memoirs and the Historian: Writing the Biography of Marshal Georgy Zhukov’
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24th Annual Conference - 6 - 8 September 2012
Keynote Speaker: Professor Geoff Berridge, University of Leicester: ‘Diplomacy and Journalism in the Victorian era: Charles Dickens, the Roving Englishman and the “white gloved cousinocracy”’
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23rd Annual Conference - 8 - 10 September 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Andrew Williams, University of St Andrews, ‘Waiting for Monsieur Bergson: Nicholas Murray Butler and the French Sage’
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22nd Annual Conference - 9 - 11 September 2010
St Antony's College
Keynote Speaker: Professor David Stevenson, London School of Economics, ‘European Integration and Disintegration, 1900-1919’ Download the Programme
21st Annual Conference - 3 - 5 September 2009
Keynote Speaker: John Keiger 'France’s Readiness for War in 1914'
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A One Day Conference - ‘Facing the Dictators: The Neville Chamberlain Premiership, 1937-1940’.
Wednesday 5th March 2008
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19th Annual Conference - 6 - 8 September 2007 
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Glyn Stone 'The much maligned Neville Chamberlain: British Foreign Policy in the late 1930s'
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18th Annual Conference - 7 - 9 September 2006
Keynote Speaker: John Charmley 'Britain and the Levant: Victorian Visions'
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29 June to 30 June
Keynote Lecture: Professor Paul Preston (London School of Economics)‘The Spanish Conflict 1936-39: A Battlefield in the European Civil War’
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16th Annual Conference - 9 - 11 September 2004
Keynote Speaker: MacGregor Knox 'Fascist Italy faces the Final Solution.'
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15th Annual Conference - 11 - 13 September 2017
Keynote Speaker: Mick Cox 'E.H. Carr and the Versailles Conference, 1919'
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14th Annual Conference - 12 - 14 September 2002
Keynote Speaker: Peter Hennessy 'British Intelligence History: The State of Play and Future Play.'
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13th Annual Conference - 13 - 15 September 2001
Keynote Speaker: Richard Overy 'Operation Barbarossa: Sixty Years After.'
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12th Annual Conference - 14 - 16 September 2000
Keynote Speaker: Richard Langhorne 'Principals, Principles and Representation: An Evolutionary Approach.'
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11th Annual Conference - 9 - 11 September 1999
Keynote Speaker: Donald Cameron Watt 'The Proper Study'
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10th Annual Conference - 10 - 12 September 1998
Keynote Speaker: Donald Cameron Watt 'International History: Language, Concepts and Reality.'
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9th Annual Conference - 11 - 13 September 1997
Keynote Speaker: Keith Klye 'The Aftermath of Suez.'
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6th Annual Conference - 19 - 21 September 1996
Keynote Speaker: Warren F. Kimball, 'Observations on Historical Agency: Churchill, Roosevelt and the Political Wars.'
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7th Annual Conference - 21 - 13 September 1995
Keynote Speaker: John Gooch, 'The Diplomacy of Strategic Partnership: The Grand Alliance in World War Two.'
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