Our Conferences

Africa, Eastern Europe and the Dream of International Socialism: New Perspectives on the Global Cold War

Venue:   European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Date:   28-29 October 2016

Further information and final programme here


Socialist Internationalism: Histories and Afterlives

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 Click here for the full programme from our recent conference, a collaboration between Socialsim Goes Global and Fudan University, Shanghai, which took place on 9 – 10 September, 2016.


Global Circuits of Expertise and the making of the post-1945 world: Eastern European and Asian perspectives

2016_04_29-30_Global_Circuits_PosterVenue: Columbia University, Harriman Institute

Date: 29 and 30 April, 2016

Conference report, please click here



Labour Mobility in the Socialist World and Its Legacies – a workshop

Venue: European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Date: 19-20 May 2016. 

We are interested in papers that map and analyse socialist circulations and encounters, particularly those focusing on the migrations of blue-collar workers on the one hand and experts and technicians on the other. 

Final programme here



Date: Friday, 11 March 2016 – 1:30pm to Saturday, 12 March 2016 – 1:30pm

Venue: European Studies Centre (11 March) and Maison Francais (12 March)

Final programme here



ALTERNATIVE GLOBAL GEOGRAPHIES, Imagining and Re-Imagining the World late 19th century – present day

Venue: Leipzig

Date: 13 – 14 November 2015

Conference programme Leipzig 2015 FINAL

IMG_0054IMG_0060  In contrast to public claims of the early 1990s, space and geographies have not lost their central role in defining an ever more globalized world. We still live in territorialized spaces: not only in the narrow sense of states and societies that reside within their borders, but also geographies and spatial formats on regional and world scales. Research in the aftermath of the spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences is increasingly drawing our attention to the importance of understanding large-scale spatial dynamics for global history.

(Photos: Catherine Devenish)


ALTERNATIVE ENCOUNTERS: The ‘Second World’ and the ‘Global South’, 1945-1991

The project’s first conference, ‘Alternative Encounters: The ‘Second World’ and the ‘Global South’, 1945-1991’  was held at the Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena, Germany, in  November 2014. Click here for the Programme.

Jena conf venue
Photo of Salvador Allende Platz, Jena: Péter Apor


Photos: Daniela Gruber

Further conferences and publications will follow. Follow us through this site,  or on Twitter, to be informed of future developments.