What is the international? What is a nation? In her new book, Internationalism in the Age of Nationalism, Glenda Sluga reveals how the answers to these questions are intimately intertwined within the global history of the twentieth century. Rather than occupying distinct and oppositional conceptual and political spaces, internationalism and nationalism were alike products of modernity and mutually shaped notions of community, statehood, culture and race. These processes continue to resonate in the contemporary world. At this round-table, Glenda Sluga, Chris Bayly, Paul Betts, Peter Mandler, and Helen McCarthy address Sluga’s stimulating book in order to open up a broader conversation about the relationship between the national and international in the writing of global history.
Glenda Sluga is Professor of International History at the University of Sydney. She has published widely on the cultural history of international relations, internationalism, the history of European nationalisms, sovereignty, identity, immigration and gender history. In 2013, she was awarded a five-year Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship for ‘Inventing the International — the origins of globalisation'. She is currently completing a study of the Congress of Vienna and co-editing two collections of essays, one on Histories of Internationalism (CUP, forthcoming) and another on Women, Diplomacy, and International Politics (Routledge, forthcoming), as well as two special journal issues on 'Provincializing Europe' and 'Global Liberalisms’.
The event starts at 17:15 and will be followed by a drinks reception.