Conference: 1968—The Global and the Local (March 23-24, 2018, Georgetown University)

Georgetown University has announced an international conference on political and cultural activism in a global and local context on March 23-24, 2018. The announcement explains more: This two-day international conference to be held at Georgetown University in spring 2018 will use the fiftieth anniversary of “1968”–an international symbolic shorthand that signifies a broader moment of…

CFP: “Worlds of Labour Turned Upside Down – Revolutions and Labour Relations in Global Historical Perspective” (Linz, Austria, 21-23 September 2017)

For readers of the Global History Blog interested in revolutions and labour history, here’s a recent call for conference titled “Worlds of Labour Turned Upside Down – Revolutions and Labour Relations in Global Historical Perspective” by The International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH) at Linz, Austria on 21-23 September 2017. The call explains: The International Conference of Labour…

“Emotions: Movemement, Cultural Contact and Exchange, 1100-1800” (Freie Universität Berlin, June 30- July 2 2016)

Here’s an upcoming conference that should appeal to readers of the Toynbee Prize Foundation’s Global History blog. From June 30 to July 2, 2016, the Freie Universität Berlin and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions will be hosting a conference devoted to the history of emotions focusing on cross-cultural movement, exchange,…

Conference Report: Global History Student Conference (Freie Universität Berlin)

In recent years, global history has undoubtedly become part of our life as a dynamic historical perspective. Writing history without borders and addressing events with all their actors in an effort to maintain a view of the biggest picture possible, global history enjoys a distinct place among other historical disciplines. Reading the world through an…

Call for Panels, ENIUGH Congress (Budapest, August 31-September 3, 2017)

For those readers of the Global History Blog already looking ahead to their plans for next year–or those interested in putting together panels with colleagues–here’s a recent announcement worth following. From August 31-September 3, 2017, the Fifth European Congress on World and Global History (ENIUGH) will be taking place in Budapest, Hungary. The theme this year is “Ruptures, Empires, Revolutions.”

The call for submissions explains more:

Under the overall theme “Ruptures, Empires, Revolutions” and on the occasion of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, we seek to discuss the global context and repercussions of the revolution in particular while debating the role of revolutions in global history in general. In recent global history scholarship, the relationship between empire and revolution has been less explored than other topics. Furthermore, revolutionary upheavals have mostly been interpreted as caesuras in national histories and not as being situated in global dynamics. Considering still influential narratives, like the supposedly universal trend from “empire to nation”, we encourage such views to be challenged through a comparative and global perspective on empires and imperial societies. The chosen focus also has the potential to place centre stage as well as compare and explore the interconnectedness of uneven social and political change around the world, including both colonial as well as post-colonial settings. Against the backdrop, panel proposals will explore large-scale socioeconomic crises, changing labour and social regimes as well as economic orders, movements advancing social and political reforms, as well as the breakdown and the reconstruction of political orders, with the cultural, technological, and ideological underpinnings.

“Global History Day” (Conference, University Of Dundee, Scotland, May 18, 2016)

The University of Dundee’s The Scottish Centre for Global History is pleased to announce Global History Day, to be held at the River Rooms, Humanities Building, Tower at Dundee on  May 18, 2016. The program is planned as two session: the morning is “New Work in Global History” by book launch of Matthew Graham and Felicia Gottmann,…

Global History Graduate Student Conference (Freie Universität Berlin, May 21-22, 2016)

Over at the M.A. Program in Global History in Berlin, our colleagues announce the second iteration of their global history conference for graduate students. This is a terrific opportunity for graduate students in Europe to begin networking, to get a sense of the shape of the field, and to receive helpful feedback and criticism on their…

International Research Award in Global History 2016

Active readers of the Toynbee Prize Foundation’s blog may recall one very interesting call for applications from around this time last year, when the Universities of Heidelberg, Basel, and Sydney teamed up to sponsor an International Research Award in Global History for €10,000, to be used to sponsor a conference devoted to a global history…