‘Conferencing and the International City’, London, 5 July 2018


Stephen Legg, who featured on our Centre spotlight earlier this month, and his colleagues would like to invite interested researchers to join their afternoon workshop on ‘Conferencing and the International City’ on 5 July. Registration details below.

1This workshop will bring together academics of internationalism and conferences with practitioners who have experience of organising or commenting on international meetings, to discuss the relationship between cities and the hosting of international events (i.e. conferences, congresses, meetings, exhibitions). The workshop will pay particular attention to London, exploring how its role of host sits, and has sat, in productive tension with its global, imperial, national, regional, and local histories and geographies.

The workshop will run from 13:00-17:00, on 5th July 2018 at Central Hall (near Parliament). The Hall is central London’s largest conference venue and has played its own significant role in shaping London’s international histories – this included hosting the 1921 Pan-African Congress and the first meeting of the UN General Assembly in 1946. The Hall’s archivist will provide us with an overview of its role as a major events space, as well as a brief tour of the building.

This is a free event and refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to join us, please RSVP to before June 1st.

The workshop is organised as part of the ongoing AHRC-funded project, ‘Conferencing the International: a Cultural and Historical Geography of the Origins of Internationalism, 1919-39’ (Twitter: @interwarconf ).