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CFP: Global Labor Migration: Past and Present (20-22 June 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

For those interested in labor migration in a global context, this conference titled “Global Labor Migration: Past and Present” is for you. The call for papers explains more: Labor migration is a vast, global, and highly fluid phenomenon in the 21st century, capturing public attention and driving political controversy. There are more labor migrants working…

Revolution in Context: An Interview with Justin du Rivage

Revolution Against Empire featuring detail from “The Anti-Stamp-Act” (Yale University Press)

The American Revolution is the keystone of the US national story and so its origins have garnered much attention from American historians. But to what extent were the Revolution’s causes imperial, transnational, or even global in nature? Justin du Rivage’s new book Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence (Yale University Press, 2017) makes a powerful argument that competing ideologies of sovereignty developed on both sides of the Atlantic. In this wider context, it becomes clear that 1776 did not erupt from a divide between “British” and “American”, but from the clash between establishment, authoritarian, and radical ideologies of governance and reform.

Author Justin du Rivage (Justin du Rivage)

Justin du Rivage received his PhD from Yale. He previously taught American history at Stanford and currently works as a consultant. We recently spoke with Dr. du Rivage from his London home about the book, crossing historiographical boundaries, and his thoughts on moving between academia and the private sector.

Elizabeth C. Libero

CFP: Global History Student Conference Istanbul (22-24 June 2018, Istanbul, Turkey)

For those undergraduate and graduate students interested in global history, here is a recent call for papers for you! The History Department of Istanbul Sehir University has announced a conference entitled “Global History Student Conference Istanbul” on 22-24 June, 2018. The call for papers explains more: The History Department of Istanbul Sehir University invites you…

What We’re Reading This Week

JOSHUA MILSTEIN Adam Tooze, ‘Notes on the Global Condition,’ Blog Adam Tooze. Mike Beggs, ‘The Keynesian Counterrevolution,’ Jacobin. Firat Haciahmetoglu, ‘The “World-Jewry” as a Misnomer for “the Globalists”: Heidegger and Anti-Semitism,’ The Philosophical Salon. Leon Aron, ‘Kingdom Come: Millenarianism’s Deadly Allure, from Lenin to ISIS,’ NYR Daily. JOSEPH SATISH Jabez T. Sutherland, ‘The New Nationalist…

CFP: Technological Innovation and the Spread of Globalization in the Cold War (Vienna, October 2018)

Last Monday, 5 February, marked a milestone in the history of the post-Cold War era: for the first time, the period during which the Berlin Wall has been down has now lasted longer than the period when it divided its namesake city – and, more symbolically, Germany, Europe, and the world. As the height of…

Workshop: “Between & Beyond: Transnational Networks & the British Empire” (21-22 June, 2018, University of Warwick)

For those interested in the transnational history of British Empire, here’s a recent call for papers for a workshop announced by the University of Warwick titled “Doctoral and Early Career Workshop: Between & Beyond: Transnational Networks & the British Empire.” The call for papers explains more: This workshop intends to bring together early career research scholars…

CFP: “Mapping and the Global Imaginary, 1500-1900” (14-15 February, 2019, Stanford University)

For those interested in historical geography studies, here’s a recent call for papers for a conference to be announced by David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University titled “Mapping and the Global Imaginary, 1500-1900.” The call for papers explains more: Maps have long been used to bring imaginary places to life, from Thomas More’s Utopia to…

CFP: The Global Irish Revolution (Belfast, June 2018)

Global history is sometimes criticized for a kind of vague superficiality: reducing detailed and complex events to a whirlwind blur of mobility, connection, or convergence, either overemphasizing the coherence of its theses around a diverse, complicated world or else forced to make them so general as to generate little meaningful argument. As David Bell put…

CFP: Encounters, Rights, and Sovereignty in the Iberian Empires, 15th-19th Centuries (Portugal, May 2018)

The University of Évora in Portugal is soliciting submissions for its international conference, to be held on 24 and 25 May 2018. The overall theme is “the colonial encounters fostered by…Iberian empire-building processes and…the strategies developed to regulate the rights and lives of native and colonial populations.” The goal of the conference however, is to…