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…

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…

CfP: Journal of Women’s History Special Issue “Migration, Sex, and Intimate Labor, 1850-2000”

Scholars of global histories of women may like to submit papers in response to the following call for papers: The Journal of Women’s History is seeking expressions of interest to submit articles to a special issue on migration, sex, and intimate labor in the period between 1850 and 2000, in any local, national, transnational, or…

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…

CFP: Global Mountains (Cambridge, UK – July 2018)

Lauren Benton’s 2009 book, A Search for Sovereignty, introduced mountains as terrains of power often as uneven, relative to the polities that claimed them, as their angled peaks: contested spaces often beyond the fully encompassing reach of states and empires. A two-day conference at the University of Cambridge this summer now seeks to take the…

CFP: Legacy of Slavery and Indentured Labor (Paramaribo, Suriname – June 2018)

The Anton de Kom University of Suriname is offering scholars worldwide the opportunity to discuss legacies of forced migration and labor in a unique time and place. The university’s history department, Institute for Graduate Studies and Research, Social Science Research Institute, and the Surinamese National Archives have partnered with a host of the country’s other…