“Connectivity and Change: Regimes, Conflicts and Revolutions in Global Perspectives” (Ghent, Belgium, June 30-July 2, 2016)

For those readers of the Global History Blog looking for a summer program on global history–here’s a recent announcement is for you! From June 30-July 2, 2016, International Summer School “Connectivity and Change: Regimes, Conflicts and Revolutions in Global Perspectives” will be taking place in Ghent, Belgium. The announcement explains more:

About ten years ago historians began to open up to encounters across borders and entanglements between far-flung parts of the word. Now a lively research on transnational, transregional, world and global history topics exists, which is not only done by senior scholars but also by an ever increasing number of doctoral students. In that course connectivity has become a category for describing and explaining the past, of individual societies as well as of large-scale processes playing out at different places.

The summer school takes up on the above-mentioned trend and addresses one particular aspect, namely the role of actors and interactions in social and political change. To study the destabilization of existing orders in times of globalization asks for a reflection from different angles, including conflict-fraught transformations in urban settings and the countryside, conversions of socio-economic configurations and labour regimes as well as revolutionary changes of political orders and its various ways of legitimization.

Over all the summer school offers an environment to discuss in-depth methodological and interpretative issues of writing connected histories of conflicts and revolutions. Panels will be mixed, composed of doctoral students presenting their works and of senior scholars commenting and introducing the related larger historiographical debates.

Program

Thursday, 30 June 2016
5:00-7:00 pm
Welcome and opening: Eric Vanhaute (U Ghent)

Opening lecture: Zaur Gasimov (Orient-Institut Istanbul): Science and knowledge transfer between (Eastern) Europe, Turkey and Iran: The case of linguistics

Friday, 1 July 2016
9:00-12:00 am – Session 1
Introduction and chair: Stefano Bellucci (IISH Amsterdam, tbc)

Anahita Arian (U Groningen): The politics of alterity of the Safavid Diplomatic Mission to Siam

Dina El-Sharnouby (Free U Berlin): The Egyptian Revolution and its Impact on Youth Political Subjectivities

Maximilian Georg (IfL Leipzig): Native workforces in German-led archaeological excavations in Egypt, 1898–1914: The workers’ socio-Economic background and the excavations’ impact on their lives

Berhard Hemetsberger (U Vienna): On ways to look at travelling ideas in the history of education

Comment: Matthias Middell (U Leipzig)

12:00-1:30 pm lunch

1:30-4:30 pm – Session 2
Introduction and chair: Eric Vanhaute (U Ghent)

Tobit Vandamme (U Ghent): The Empain group: A Belgian multinational enterprise in the first global cconomy (1880-1914)

Ruth Ennis (U Leipzig): Revivals and revisions: Histories on the regulation of prostitution and human trafficking

Jinping Ma (Warwick U): The transformation from psychiatry to mental hygiene in Republican Shanghai

Robin Möser (U Leipzig): Nuclear disarmament and the nonproliferation debate: The case of South Africa

Comment: Geert Castryck (U Leipzig/ U Ghent)

Saturday, 2 July 2016
9:00 am -12:00 am – Session 3
Introduction and chair: Katja Naumann (GWZO Leipzig)

Megan Maruschke (U Leipzig): The French Revolution and new processes of spatialization

Heidrun Mühlbradt (U Göttingen): The global Llaboratory “Ireland”: Going on hunger strike to invoke civil rights

Lena Dallywater (U Leipzig): “All art is propaganda and ever must be”: Ideas of a new black aesthetic in South Africa and USA compared

Comment: Zaur Gasimov (Orient-Institut Istanbul)

12:00-1:00 pm – summary and lunch

Interested? In order to learn more information on program, you should contact with European Network in World and Global History via headquarters@eniugh.org.

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