The 1970s in Arab-American Perspective: An Interview with Salim Yaqub

In recent months, a young and charismatic Arab-American doctor running for governor of Michigan has stirred up US politics. The son of Arab immigrants in the United States, Abdul El-Sayed is part of the latest generation of Arab-Americans. El-Sayed and people like him suggest a significant sociological transformation taking place within the Arab-American community. Their … Continue reading The 1970s in Arab-American Perspective: An Interview with Salim Yaqub

CFP: Business History on Commodity Trading Companies in the First Global Economy, 1870-1929 (Norwegian University, Norway)

For those interested in the global economy, this recent call for paper is for you! The editors, Marten Boon and Espen Storli from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim invite article submissions for “a special issue on commodity trading companies in the first global economy” titled “Business History on Commodity Trading Companies in the … Continue reading CFP: Business History on Commodity Trading Companies in the First Global Economy, 1870-1929 (Norwegian University, Norway)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position, Portland State University

For those global historians looking for an academic position, here is a recent call for applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at The Department of International and Global Studies at Portland State University. The call for applications explains more: The Department of International and Global Studies at Portland State University is seeking candidates for … Continue reading Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position, Portland State University

Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Buffett Institute, Northwestern University

For those readers of the Global History Blog looking for a post-doctoral fellowship, here’s the good opportunity on global, transnational and international studies. The Buffett Institute for Global Studies of Northwestern University has announced two-year postdoctoral fellowship application on any range of social science. The call for applications explains more: About this fellowship The Buffett Institute … Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Buffett Institute, Northwestern University

CFP: Female Entrepreneurship in the Long 19th Century: Global Perspectives – Edited Collection and Workshop

Scholars who are working at the intersections of gender studies, entrepreneurship and global history would be interested in this call for an edited collection on Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century: a Global Perspective. Read the original call from the editors, Dr Catherine Bishop (University of Sydney) and Dr Jennifer Aston (University of Northumbria), below: … Continue reading CFP: Female Entrepreneurship in the Long 19th Century: Global Perspectives – Edited Collection and Workshop

CFP: Rethinking Power in Global and Transnational History (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro)

For those interested in global and transnational history Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional (RBPI) is calling for contributions to a special issue titled “Rethinking Power in Global and Transnational History.” This issue will be devoted to the analysis of power in broad fields such as diplomacy, economy, gender, ethnicity, culture, science, governance.  The call for … Continue reading CFP: Rethinking Power in Global and Transnational History (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro)

Conference Report: Fifth Congress of the European Network in Universal and Global History, August 31-Sept 3, 2017

Written by Stefan Huebner (National University of Singapore) Click here for a copy of the programme. 2017 is a European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) year. The ancient Olympic Games took place every fourth year and lasted for more than a millennium. The triennial ENIUGH congress is younger, but already a very well-established … Continue reading Conference Report: Fifth Congress of the European Network in Universal and Global History, August 31-Sept 3, 2017

How to Start an Empire: An Interview with Steven Press

Open a world map. Chances are it carves the world into a multi-colored jigsaw of national territories.  We’re used to thinking of the contemporary international order as composed of regular nation-states. But what happens if we imagine a different map—one made up of irregular, overlapping, and contested claims, not just to territories, but to languages … Continue reading How to Start an Empire: An Interview with Steven Press

Assistant Professor in Global and International Studies (Boston College, Massachusetts, US)

For those TPF readers looking for an assistant professor position in global and international studies, the History Department at Boston College has announced the following job opportunity.  The call for applications explains more: The History Department at Boston College seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Global or International History, who will hold a joint appointment … Continue reading Assistant Professor in Global and International Studies (Boston College, Massachusetts, US)

Workshop: “Global Cultural Encounters (1750-1950)” (University of Michigan, August 2-4, 2017)

For readers of the Global History Blog, here’s a recent call for attendance at a workshop titled “Global Cultural Encounters (1750-1950)” at the University of Michigan on August 2-4, 2017. The workshop that will take place with the participation of many important scholars including Albert Wu, who was previously interviewed by the Toynbee Foundation. Sponsored by the Thyssen Foundation, the … Continue reading Workshop: “Global Cultural Encounters (1750-1950)” (University of Michigan, August 2-4, 2017)