Tag: Global History

CFP: “When East meets West: The Second World War in Global Perspective” (King’s College London, June 22-23, 2017)

For readers of the Global History Blog here’s a recent call for paper titled “When East meets West: The Second World War in Global Perspective” by King’s College London on June 22-23, 2017. The call for paper explains more: The Second World War was the largest conflict the world has ever experienced. The war drew in combatants from…

Workshop: “Global Legal Regimes: Beyond Imperial Frames” (Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, 20-21 April, 2017)

For readers of the Global History Blog interested in legal history in global context, here’s a recent call for paper for a workshop titled “Global Legal Regimes: Beyond Imperial Frames” at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario that should be of interest: How do the concepts and methods of global history illuminate, enrich and complicate legal history scholarship? What are the…

Wokshop: “War Veterans and the World after 1945: Social Movements, Cold War Politics, and Decolonization” (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany, 6-8 July, 2017)

Here’s an recent call for papers for a wokshop on  history of war veterans in transnational context – taking place at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany on 6-8 July, 2017 entitled “War Veterans and the World after 1945: Social Movements, Cold War Politics, and Decolonization.” The call for papers explains more about the workshop’s ambit: The history of war veterans movements and politics around the…

Seminar: “Approaches to Global History” (Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard Univrsity)

For readers of the Global History Blog based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, here’s a recent call for seminar series titled “Approaches to Global History” by The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University on alternate Mondays, 4-6pm, during  the Fall and Spring Semesters of the 2016-17 academic year. Program: Oct. 31 — Sebastian Schmidt (Department of History, Massachusetts…

Post-Doctoral Position, Global American Studies, The Charles Warren Center (Harvard University)

Open positions continue to abound for historians working on global history! Here’s another  job opportunity announced from the The Charles Warren Center at Harvard University for a post-doctoral position on Global American Studies, with the possibility of staying on for one year starting July 1, 2017 and enlarged for a second. The call for applications explains: The Charles Warren…

CON-IH Conference (Harvard University, March 9-10, 2017)

Graduate students interested in global and international history, take heed – the call for applications has gone up for the seventeenth annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH). As the announcement explains, this year’s theme is migration in international and global history: The organizing committee for the Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History…

Fellowships, International Research Center “Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History,” Humboldt University Berlin

For scholars working on labor history, broadly conceived, or related fields with a global history bent, here’s a terrific opportunity for the 2017-2018 academic year in Germany. As a recent call for applications notes: The International Research Center “Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History” at Humboldt University in Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry…

Adjunct Lecturer & Adjunct Assistant Professor Position (Brooklyn College, New York)

For those readers of the Global History Blog looking for employment options in New York, here’s a recent posting that might be of interest. Brooklyn College has announced applications for an Adjunct Lecturer or Adjunct Assistant Professor position of Modern World History.  As a recent call for applications explains, The Department of History at Brooklyn College of the…

Conference CFP: “Trespassing the Border: Redefining Postcolonialism from Peripheral Experiences” (University of Warwick, March 11, 2017)

For the readers of the Global History Blog, here is a recent call for papers for a conference titled “Trespassing the Border: Redefining Postcolonialism from Peripheral Experiences” taking place at University of Warwick, on March 11, 2017. The keynote speakers of the conference are Professor Gurminder Bhambra (Warwick/Linnaeus) and Professor Lucy Riall (EUI/Birkbeck College).

The call for applications explains:

Postcolonialism, conceived of as a critique of colonial empires in their political, social, and cultural epistemologies, is reassessing its methodologies in order to confront the challenges of the contemporary global context. Intensified flows of people and capital, border crossings, multiculturalism, and new conceptions of citizenship and belonging are encouraging a redefinition of concepts and methods in the study of subjectivities, societies and cultures. Within this framework, the focus on countries that have been considered for decades ‘peripheral’ cases in terms of the colonial/decolonial experience offer an important contribution in rethinking how we approach these subjects.

Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, alongside other ‘peripheral cases’, could be regarded as peculiar case studies due to the singularity of their colonial pasts, the complexity of their processes of decolonization and their histories of migrations that are also shaping current political and social issues. These phenomena will be studied from a multi-disciplinary perspective, which encourages new understandings of contemporary citizenship and belonging, and of related representational practices. The conference will also foster comparative approaches in order to highlight interconnections, differences and the peculiarities of these cases.

Jürgen Osterhammel Named 2017 Toynbee Prize Winner

The Toynbee Prize Foundation has selected Jürgen Osterhammel as the recipient of the 2017 Toynbee Prize. The Prize, given every other year to a distinguished practitioner of global history will be formally awarded at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Denver, Colorado on January 6, 2017. Osterhammel is Professor of History…