Jürgen Osterhammel’s 2017 Toynbee Prize Lecture – “Arnold Toynbee and the Problems of Today”

Did you miss the Toynbee Prize Lecture at this year’s American Historical Association Annual Meeting? Or did our recap of Jürgen Osterhammel’s Prize Lecture leave you curious to see the full address? Thanks to the generosity of Professor Osterhammel, we are able to make available the full text of the 2017 Toynbee Prize Lecture, “Arnold … Continue reading Jürgen Osterhammel’s 2017 Toynbee Prize Lecture – “Arnold Toynbee and the Problems of Today”

“Laudatio Jürgen Osterhammel” – Introductory Remarks for the 2017 Toynbee Prize Lecture (Dominic Sachsenmaier)

Laudatio Jürgen Osterhammel Dominic Sachsenmaier (President, Toynbee Prize Foundation) January 6, 2017 Annual Convention of the American Historical Association It is my great honor to introduce this year’s Toynbee price winner, Jürgen Osterhammel. Our foundation awards this prize for more long-term achievements, not for single works. I will thus not only focus on Jürgen Osterhammel’s … Continue reading “Laudatio Jürgen Osterhammel” – Introductory Remarks for the 2017 Toynbee Prize Lecture (Dominic Sachsenmaier)

Bruce Mazlish: A Tribute

As readers of the Toynbee Prize Foundation’s blog will have learned from our earlier postings, Bruce Mazlish, Professor Emeritus of History and the President of the Toynbee Prize Foundation from 1986 to the late 1990s, passed away on November 27, 2016. Since news of Mazlish’s death was reported, media from The New York Times to … Continue reading Bruce Mazlish: A Tribute

Dominic Sachsenmaier, Reflections on Bruce Mazlish

In late October, I paid Bruce a visit, and it was obvious that it would be our last encounter. He was pale, thin and bound to a wheelchair. His hearing had become so bad that it was better to write messages on a notepad. He had to put all his remaining mental power together to … Continue reading Dominic Sachsenmaier, Reflections on Bruce Mazlish

Coordinator, Forum for Global and Trans-Regional Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Are you looking for a position in research administration that will allow you to further your interests in global and trans-regional studies? If so, here’s a recent call for applications for a position at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen that will allow you to work on these topics and to do so closely with none other than Dominic … Continue reading Coordinator, Forum for Global and Trans-Regional Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Toynbee Prize Foundation Announces New Leadership

Professor Dominic Sachsenmaier, a renowned scholar of Chinese and global history, will succeed Professor Raymond Grew as the President of the Toynbee Prize Foundation. Named after Arnold J.Toynbee, the Toynbee Prize Foundation was chartered in 1987 “to contribute to the development of the social sciences, as defined from a broad historical view of human society and of human and social … Continue reading Toynbee Prize Foundation Announces New Leadership