CFP: “The Modern Invention of Dynasty: A Global Intellectual History, 1500–2000” (Birmingham Research Institute of History and Cultures, September 21–23, 2017)

Here’s an interesting call for papers on global history organized by Birmingham Research Institute of History and Cultures called “The Modern Invention of Dynasty: A Global Intellectual History, 1500–2000.” The conference will be devoted to understand how the construction of the concept of ‘dynasty’ affected actors, publics or scholars -taking place at Birmingham on September 21–23, […]

City of Light, City of Revolution:  Walking the Streets of Anti-Imperial Paris with Michael Goebel

Paris, nous t’aimons! For centuries, foreigners have come to Paris with the expectation of reinventing themselves, finding inspiration on the Left Bank, or simply being bowled over by what was–once if not now–the European cultural capital par excellence. For decades after American writer Ernest Hemingway spent a much-mythologized few years in the French capital, wannabe […]

Chinese, Christian, Global: Discussing Chinese Popular Histories with Dr. Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

The Republican Period (1911-1949) was an extremely important period for modern China. During this time, China was often politically divided, while there was no strong central government. Meanwhile, however, people in China enjoyed relative cultural, social, and religious freedom. Some people became Communists, while others converted into Christianity. Although China was generally seen as a weak […]

Samuel Moyn & Andrew Sartori on Global Intellectual History

Over at one of our favorite blogs, the Imperial and Global Forum run by the Centre for Imperial and Global History at the University of Exeter, Professors Samuel Moyn (Harvard) and Andrew Sartori (NYU) have authored a useful contribution to discussions about the future of global intellectual history. In their piece, “What is Global Intellectual History – […]