The World History seminar is one of the oldest regular research seminars in the Cambridge history array, having its origins in the `Commonwealth and Overseas History Seminar’. The seminar was retitled `World History’ in 2006 in recognition of changing intellectual interests and political contexts.

Our scope is very broad but begins from a commitment to places, ideas and people in the global South. In recent years we have featured contributions from around the globe with a particular focus on Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Oceania and the Caribbean. Post-graduates and World History faculty constitute the largest portion of our cohort, in particular students pursuing the MPhil in World History.