Author: Fatma Aladag

Workshop: “Global Legal Regimes: Beyond Imperial Frames” (Ontario, Canada, April 20-21, 2017)

Interested in the legal history in global context? Here is a recent call for workshop from Global History Initiative, Queen’s University titled “Global Legal Regimes: Beyond Imperial Frames” and taking place in Ontario, Canada on 20-21 April 2017. The call explains: How do the concepts and methods of global history illuminate, enrich and complicate legal history scholarship?…

Post-Doctoral Position, Global American Studies, The Charles Warren Center (Harvard University)

Open positions continue to abound for historians working on global history! Here’s another  job opportunity announced from the The Charles Warren Center at Harvard University for a post-doctoral position on Global American Studies, with the possibility of staying on for one year starting July 1, 2017 and enlarged for a second. The call for applications explains: The Charles Warren…

Anti-Westernism in Question: An Interview with Cemil Aydin on Pan-Asianism, Pan-Islamism, and the Idea of the “Muslim World” in History

The centrality of anti-Westernism as a subject of global debate is underlined with every new terrorist attack on the West today. Both the attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as well as attacks in France and Germany over the summer engendered many civilization-oriented questions in the minds of people, as also happened in the…

Workshop: “Transnational Relations Between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and The Middle East, Late 19th Century to 1991” (Princeton University, US, February 10-11, 2017)

Here’s an recent call for papers for a wokshop on transnational history taking place at Princeton University (US), on February 10-11, 2017 entitled “Transnational relations between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and the Middle East, late 19th century to 1991.” The program has been organized by the Université de Genève and Princeton University partnership grant co-directed by Sandrine Kott (University of Geneva) and Cyrus Schayegh…

CONFERENCE CFP: “Society, Culture and Morality: East and West” (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, December 27-29, 2016)

The Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion, based in Elon, North Carolina, USA, (ICCSA) is pleased to announce a conference titled “Society, Culture and Morality: East and West” to be held at the  Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India on December 27-29, 2016. The conference’s topics include the following:…

Adjunct Lecturer & Adjunct Assistant Professor Position (Brooklyn College, New York)

For those readers of the Global History Blog looking for employment options in New York, here’s a recent posting that might be of interest. Brooklyn College has announced applications for an Adjunct Lecturer or Adjunct Assistant Professor position of Modern World History.  As a recent call for applications explains, The Department of History at Brooklyn College of the…

CFP: “From Refugees to Restitution: The History of Nazi Looted Art in the UK in Transnational and Global Perspective” (Newnham College, UK, March 23-24, 2017)

For those followers of the Toynbee Prize Foundation’ Global History Blog interested in the history of art, here’s recent announcement for a conference entitled “From Refugees to Restitution: The History of Nazi Looted Art in the UK in Transnational and Global Perspective” that looks of interest, to be held on March 23-24, 2017 at Newnham College (Cambridge).

The call for papers explains more:

In recent years, the subject of looted art and the restitution of cultural property has come to the fore of historical enquiry and public consciousness alike. While popular recollections of this politically sensitive subject often display a certain lack of historical accuracy, a growing number of historians, art historians and legal scholars have devoted their energy to investigating the nuances and complexities of the phenomenon across time and space. Parallel to this, experts based at local, national and international institutions such as ministries, museums, auction houses, archives, galleries or even private collectors have started adopting measures designed to prompt the art world to adopt fair practices for identifying, recovering and restituting looted art. The field, however, remains rather compartmentalized along national, institutional and professional lines and still displays a marked tendency to focus on specific cases or collections. Instead much could be gained by studying the phenomenon in a broader comparative perspective and by exploring the tangible links to some of the central themes of 20th-century history: revolution, persecution, displacement, war, migration and genocide.

The aim of this conference is to identify and address the historical continuities and specificities of the history of looted art and restitution in the overlapping contexts of 20th- and 21st-century British, European and World history as well as to assess its scope and relevance in light of present-day good practices and restitution policies in place in the UK and beyond. We seek contributions investigating the history of Nazi looted art and its restitution in order to gain a deeper understanding of these processes as political and cultural practices as well as to assess and foster the development of fair practices in art trade and restitution in transnational and global perspective.

Conference CFP: “Trespassing the Border: Redefining Postcolonialism from Peripheral Experiences” (University of Warwick, March 11, 2017)

For the readers of the Global History Blog, here is a recent call for papers for a conference titled “Trespassing the Border: Redefining Postcolonialism from Peripheral Experiences” taking place at University of Warwick, on March 11, 2017. The keynote speakers of the conference are Professor Gurminder Bhambra (Warwick/Linnaeus) and Professor Lucy Riall (EUI/Birkbeck College).

The call for applications explains:

Postcolonialism, conceived of as a critique of colonial empires in their political, social, and cultural epistemologies, is reassessing its methodologies in order to confront the challenges of the contemporary global context. Intensified flows of people and capital, border crossings, multiculturalism, and new conceptions of citizenship and belonging are encouraging a redefinition of concepts and methods in the study of subjectivities, societies and cultures. Within this framework, the focus on countries that have been considered for decades ‘peripheral’ cases in terms of the colonial/decolonial experience offer an important contribution in rethinking how we approach these subjects.

Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, alongside other ‘peripheral cases’, could be regarded as peculiar case studies due to the singularity of their colonial pasts, the complexity of their processes of decolonization and their histories of migrations that are also shaping current political and social issues. These phenomena will be studied from a multi-disciplinary perspective, which encourages new understandings of contemporary citizenship and belonging, and of related representational practices. The conference will also foster comparative approaches in order to highlight interconnections, differences and the peculiarities of these cases.

CFP: “Re-thinking the Russian Revolution of 1917 as a Global Event in Local Contexts” (University of Essex, England, September 15-16, 2017)

For scholars of Russian history in particular, but also followers of global history, here’s a terrific opportunity to plan next year’ academic events as a recent call for papers “Re-thinking the Russian Revolution of 1917 as a global event in local contexts” taking place on September 15-16, 2017 at the University of Essex at England. The call…

1 Post-doctoral & 12 Doctoral Positions (The Graduate School Global Intellectual History, Berlin)

For those TPF readers looking for post-doctoral or doctoral options on global history, the The Graduate School Global Intellectual History which is run by Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität Berlin has announced fellowships opportunity for three years. The call for applications explains more: The graduate school aims to explore intellectual reactions to processes of entanglement from the 18th…