Global Capitalism and Trans-Atlantic Revolution: An Interview with Andrew Zimmerman

The American Civil War decisively showed the world how thoroughly America dominated cotton production. From Berar in Western India, to the fields of Egypt and German Togoland, pockets of cotton production suddenly expanded, even as this cotton was derided for not being as fine, or the correct length, for the spinning machines in Europe’s factories. … Continue reading Global Capitalism and Trans-Atlantic Revolution: An Interview with Andrew Zimmerman

CFP: On Top of the World: Sizing Up Global History (Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 20-21, 2017)

As part of an explosion of recent work on the theory and practice of global history, the 2017 Great Lakes History Conference has issued a call for papers on the theme  “On Top of the World: Sizing Up Global History.” The conference is to be held at Grand Valley State University from October 20-21, 2017. In … Continue reading CFP: On Top of the World: Sizing Up Global History (Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 20-21, 2017)

CFP: Berkeley Global and International History (Big-H) Conference (Berkeley, September 2-3)

For our graduate student readers, please see this call for papers for the Fourth Berkeley International and Global History (Big-H) Graduate Student Conference, themed “The Contingency of Transmission: A symposium on transnational movements in ideas, people, and goods.” Never has global history been as relevant, among both disciplines that study the global and fields of historical … Continue reading CFP: Berkeley Global and International History (Big-H) Conference (Berkeley, September 2-3)

CFP: Journal of Working-Class Studies Special Issue, June 2017: Popular Revolt and the Global Working Class

For scholars of labor history in a global context, see this timely call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Working-Class Studies: Epitomised by Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and Australia’s hard line on asylum seekers, we are living in a time of global revolt against establishment systems of governance. Working-class, poor, … Continue reading CFP: Journal of Working-Class Studies Special Issue, June 2017: Popular Revolt and the Global Working Class

GLOBAL/UNIVERSAL HISTORY: A WARNING

From our friends over at the blog of the Journal of the History of Ideas comes Disha Karnad Jani’s reply to TPF Trustee Jeremy Adelman’s essay. Jani writes: In reading this version of global history through Buck-Morss’s Hegel, Haiti and Universal History, I have tried to suggest that we make ourselves unhelpfully vulnerable as historians when … Continue reading GLOBAL/UNIVERSAL HISTORY: A WARNING

TPF Trustee Jeremy Adelman on the Future of Global History

In an article published today in Aeon magazine, TPF trustee Jeremy Adelman asks the question “What is Global History Now?” Reflecting on the future of global history, he wonders: What is to become of this approach to the past, one that a short time ago promised to re-image a vintage discipline? What would global narratives look … Continue reading TPF Trustee Jeremy Adelman on the Future of Global History

CFP: The Other Globalisers (Exeter, 6-7 July 2017)

For scholars interested in the role of socialist and non-aligned countries in the history of economic globalisation post-WWII, see this interesting call for papers for a conference at the University of Exeter from 6-7 July: In the wake of the Second World War, the world economy began to ‘reglobalise’ – following the disintegrative processes of the … Continue reading CFP: The Other Globalisers (Exeter, 6-7 July 2017)

CFP: International Workshop on Changes and Continuities: Global History, Visual Culture and Itinerancies (Lisbon, Sept 14-16, 2017)

Readers working at the interface of cultural studies and global history will be excited to participate in this upcoming event  in Lisbon (Portugal) in September 2017. This event follows the success of two previous workshops in 2014 and 2015, and focuses on the interconnections between global history and visual culture. The workshop is organized by the Institute … Continue reading CFP: International Workshop on Changes and Continuities: Global History, Visual Culture and Itinerancies (Lisbon, Sept 14-16, 2017)

Lecturer in Global and Imperial History, University of Exeter

For those on the job market this year, here is an attractive position at the University of Exeter, via their Imperial & Global Forum. The University is seeking a Lecturer in Global and Imperial History. As the call for applications notes: The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with … Continue reading Lecturer in Global and Imperial History, University of Exeter

CFP: Grappling with the Global: The Challenge of Boundaries in History and Sociology (July 13-15, 2017, Germany)

For readers of the Global History Blog here’s a recent call for paper titled “Grappling with the Global: The Challenge of Boundaries in History and Sociology. 9th Annual Seminar of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS)” by Bielefeld University on July 13-15, 2017. The call for paper explains more: Over the past … Continue reading CFP: Grappling with the Global: The Challenge of Boundaries in History and Sociology (July 13-15, 2017, Germany)