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February 2017

Project Workshop: Global History, Trafficking, and Digital Collaboration

24 Feb 2017 @ 10:00 - 25 Feb 2017 @ 17:00

Our first invited workshop at the Centre for History and Economics, University of Cambridge, will feature papers and commentary from historical experts on trafficking based in the US, UK, Europe and Australia.  We will explore ways in which we can collaborate and create digital resources for the study of the history of trafficking.  We will also focus on the problems of defining trafficking, and writing a history which deliberately complicates and blurs the divisions between it and other forms of…

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June 2017

Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

2 Jun 2017 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Hofstra University

Julia and Philippa will be presenting at a workshop in Long Island, USA, as part of the 17th Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. The workshop is entitled 'Challenging borders in research on trafficking and women's migration', and Julia and Philippa will be joined by affiliates of the Trafficking Past project including Jessica Pliley (Texas), Elisa Camiscioli (Binghamton), Sonja Dolinsek (Erfurt), Tara Suri (Princeton) and others.

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August 2017

Imperial Governmentalities and the Campaign Against the Traffic in Women in the Russian Empire

21 Aug 2017 @ 12:00 - 13:30
University of Sydney Australia + Google Map

On Monday 21 August 2017, Trafficking Past CI Philippa Hetherington will be presenting her research on campaigns to end 'the traffic in women' in imperial Russia at the 'History on Monday' seminar series at the University of Sydney (Australia).

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September 2017

Between Moscow, Geneva and Shanghai: The league of nations’ campaigns against the traffic in Russian women refugees from the Soviet Union, 1921-1938

18 Sep 2017 @ 12:30 - 14:30

On Monday 18 September 2017 Trafficking Past CI Philippa Hetherington will present on her research into the League of Nations Traffic in Women Committee and the case of Russian women in China at the Australian National University's Gender Institute.

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October 2017


13 Oct 2017 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Dreyfus Room (202), Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London, 26 Russell Square

Julia Laite is co-organizing this mini-symposium that brings together Birkbeck scholars to share insights into the utility of the concept of mobility for transnational themes of race, gender, class and intimate labour (particularly but not exclusively in relation to service and care work). In short papers and a roundtable discussion, participants will consider questions for scholars of intimate labour and care work around transnational mobilities and containment of bodies, technologies and ideas, from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.…

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April 2018

Trafficking History as Global History – workshop in Sydney, Australia

12 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
University of Sydney Australia + Google Map

On April 12-13 2018, Julia and Philippa will host a workshop in Sydney, Australia on 'Trafficking History as Global History' in collaboration with Professor Glenda Sluga of the University of Sydney (a member of the advisory board of the Trafficking Past project). The event will be generously sponsored by the Laureate Research Program in International History, the AHRC, UCL, and Birkbeck. Watch this space for more details as they are confirmed!

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Announcing Trafficking Past’s Second Project Conference: Trafficking, Smuggling and Illicit Migration in International History: New Geographic and Scalar Perspectives

12 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
University of Sydney Australia + Google Map
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February 2019

Trafficking Past History Workshop: Can Impact be Radical?

February 28 @ 18:15 - 19:15
Dreyfus Room (202), Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London, 26 Russell Square

Can ‘Impact’ be Radical?  An RSHC History Workshop with Trafficking Past Julia Laite, Philippa Hetherington, and Rose Holmes, the team behind Trafficking Past,  will run a Raphael Samuel History Centre Workshop to discuss their experience of trying to have ‘impact’ in a political climate that is fundamentally hostile to their recommendations.  They will lead an open discussion exploring whether projects that challenge the political status quo can ever hope to have REF-demonstrable ‘impact’, what it means to be a radical public…

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