Events of Interest to EMMH Postgrads

Here are a few upcoming events that might be of interest to our EMMH postgrads:

‘Cultural Markets’ reading group with Professor Donald Sassoon, University of St Andrews, 26 October 2016

All modern history PhD students are invited to come along to a one-off reading group/seminar discussion that Professor Donald Sassoon has very kindly agreed to give whilst he is visiting St Andrews (for his formal talk to the Modern History seminar) later this month. As you will no doubt know, Professor Sassoon is a highly respected historian, now emeritus professor of comparative European history at Queen Mary, University of London, and author of many very influential works of history including ‘One Hundred Years of Socialism’ and ‘The Culture of the Europeans’. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss your and his ideas in a relatively informal setting.

The event will take place on Wednesday 26 October at 5pm in room 1.10 of St Katherine’s Lodge. (Please note that you’ll need to arrive a little before 5, given that the janitors close the building at 5pm, in order to avoid being stranded outside….). It will be on the theme of ‘cultural markets’ and as preparation, Prof Sassoon has asked that participants read the introduction and conclusion to his book, ‘The Culture of the Europeans: from 1800 to the present’ (London: Harper Press, 2006). There are multiple copies of the book in the library.

Please confirm attendance to Kate Ferris (

SASA Workshop on ‘Negotiating Academic Careers’, University of Edinburgh, 4 February 2017