Assistant Professor in History (Transnational/Global), New Jersey City University

For those readers of the Toynbee Prize Foundation’s electronic offerings looking for jobs in North America, here’s a recent call for applications at New Jersey City University – in Jersey City, NJ, just across the river from New York. The call for applications explains more: The History Program invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment … Continue reading Assistant Professor in History (Transnational/Global), New Jersey City University

Global History as Past and Future: A Conversation with Sebastian Conrad on “What Is Global History?”

It’s a common question that teachers of global history face. We belong to one of the most quickly-moving, contested, and changing subfields within the historical profession, and the travel schedules on many of our dockets—Istanbul one week, Tokyo the next—make our colleagues who slave away in the same provincial state archive blush. The years spent … Continue reading Global History as Past and Future: A Conversation with Sebastian Conrad on “What Is Global History?”

CFP: “Environment, Society, and the Making of the Modern World: The History and Legacy of the UN Conference on the Human Environment” (Stockholm, Sweden, December 2016)

Here’s an exciting upcoming conference that we’ve caught at the last minute – the deadline for submissions is tomorrow! Professors Glenda Sluga (Sydney),  Sverker Sörlin (KTH Stockholm), and Paul Warde (Cambridge) are organizing a conference titled “Environment, Society, and the Making of the Modern World: The History and Legacy of the UN Conference on the Human … Continue reading CFP: “Environment, Society, and the Making of the Modern World: The History and Legacy of the UN Conference on the Human Environment” (Stockholm, Sweden, December 2016)

Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (CON-IH)

Fresh off our recent announcement about Tufts University’s upcoming graduate student international and global history conference, we’re pleased to post another recent call for papers from one of the other international history centers in the Boston area, namely the Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH 16), slated to take place on March 10-11, … Continue reading Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (CON-IH)

“What’s New in Global History Approaches?” – A Discussion with Indra Sengupta and Andreas Eckert

Over at the blog of TRAFO, the Blog for Transnational Research, there’s a new fascinating hour-long conversation between Professor Andreas Eckert of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Indra Sengupta, an Academic Coordinator of the Transnational Research Group of the German Historical Institute in London. The video discussion (in the German language) touches on a number of fascinating … Continue reading “What’s New in Global History Approaches?” – A Discussion with Indra Sengupta and Andreas Eckert

Endowed Chair, Andrew W. Mellon Professor (University of Pittsburgh)

Following on our recent interview with Pittsburgh’s Diego Olstein for the Global History Forum, here’s a recent advertisement for an Endowed Chair at Pitt: The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for an endowed chair, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History. The appointment will begin with the fall term 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, pending … Continue reading Endowed Chair, Andrew W. Mellon Professor (University of Pittsburgh)

A Global History Primer: Discussing “Thinking History Globally” with Diego Olstein

As you read this post in the summer of 2015, the discipline of history is decades into a global turn. Rare is the historian whose work does not aim, or at least claim, to transcend boundaries national, regional, or linguistic. The days of “methodological nationalism” appear to be behind us, then, but the specifics of how we … Continue reading A Global History Primer: Discussing “Thinking History Globally” with Diego Olstein

“All Things Transregional” Interview with Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Over at the blog Transregionale Forschung (“Transregional Research”), jointly run by the Berlin-based Forum Trasnsregionale Studien and the Max-Weber-Stiftung, a new interview project has launched, featuring conversations with historians working with a trans-regional or trans-national methodology. The first guest to the feature, “All Things Transregional,” is Sebastian Conrad, Professor for Global History at the Freie Universität zu Berlin. One … Continue reading “All Things Transregional” Interview with Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Two Doctoral Student/Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter Positions in Latin American History, Global History at Freie Universität Berlin

Another opportunity in Berlin, courtesy of our colleagues at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin. “The Department of History,” notes a recent application, invites applications for two positions (50%) for Doctoral Students / Research and Teaching Associates (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter) in Global and in Latin American History, commencing September 1, 2015. These are half-time (50% of … Continue reading Two Doctoral Student/Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter Positions in Latin American History, Global History at Freie Universität Berlin

Sir Christopher Bayly (1945-2015)

The Toynbee Prize Foundation mourns the recent and unexpected passing of Professor Sir Christopher Bayly, the leading historian of India and the British Empire and a pioneer in the field of global history. As a recent obituary by Richard Drayton explains, Bayly made prodigious contributions to the field of South Asian history, and his The Birth of … Continue reading Sir Christopher Bayly (1945-2015)