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CFP: Workshop on “Altruism and Its Discontents: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development”, NACBS Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, October 25-28, 2018.

Theme: “Altruism and Its Discontents: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development” Proposal deadline: February 15, 2018 Materials: CV and 1-page abstract This workshop will explore human rights, humanitarianism, and development in the modern period, c. 1800-2000, through the prism of “altruism.” While usually treated separately, each of these areas of endeavor grapples with often competing interests…

Submission Deadline Extended: Global Histories (January 20th, 2018)

Global Histories has extended the deadline for its most recent call for papers. The deadline for submissions is now January 20th, 2018. The Call explains more: In recent years, global history has become one of the most ambitious and promising strands of historical research. The approach targets relations, flows, and actors that challenge the assumption of the…

What We’re Reading This Week

LOTTE HOUWINK TEN CATE Jenna Tonn, “White Feminism and Eugenics: The Case of Gertrude Davenport,” The New Inquiry. Colin Koopman, “The Power Thinker,” Aeon. Sadia Shephard, “Foreign-Returned,” The New Yorker. Thijs Kleinpaste, “Botsende vocabulaires,” [“Clashing Vocabularies”] De Groene Amsterdammer. NAGOTHUA NARESH KUMAR Michael Auslin, “Japan’s Endless Search for Modernity,” The Atlantic. Tobias P. Graf, “Best of Enemies: Europeans…

Fifth Conference of the Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI): Plural Africa – Politics, Knowledge and Social Dynamics in Time and Space

ASAI has issued a call for panels at the Fifth Conference of the Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI) to be held in Bologna, 5-7 September 2018. The Fifth Conference of ASAI aims, first of all, to analyse the ‘Africas’, that is, the plurality of the phenomena that make up the wealth of diversity…

Upcoming Public Lectures at the Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York

The Centre for Global Health Histories at the University of York in the UK has shared the following details for two upcoming public lectures to be held on 22 January and 19 February 2018: From Face/Off to the Face Race: An Emotional History of the Face Transplant With Dr Fay Bound Alberti, on Monday 22 January 2018,…

Call for Participants: Comparative Histories of AIDS in Europe

As part of the Festival of AIDS Cultures and Histories taking place in London and Amsterdam next year, scholars working on histories of HIV/AIDS have announced a one day symposium to explore HIV and AIDS in a historical perspective in Europe. Please find below the call for participation from the organizers: We invite expressions of…

CFP: Entangled Others – Other Entanglements: Critical Perspectives on the Relationship of Racism and Antisemitism (Berlin, June 2019)

At least since the end of the Second World War – and Hannah Arendt’s suggestion in her 1951 Origins of Totalitarianism that the Holocaust was an outgrowth of attitudes developed in the context of European colonialism – historians and other scholars have been preoccupied with the links between antisemitism and related forms of othering and…

CFP: Globalization and Migration in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Paderborn, Germany – November 2018)

“Europe has, in the final analysis, a utilitarian relationship to globalization,” write the organizers, at Germany’s Paderborn University, of a conference on how the subject relates to migration. It is a perspective that, for them, emerges from observing European efforts to impose controls on incoming refugee and migrant populations. “Yet,” they continue, “the history of migration…