Fung Global Fellows Program, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

For scholars of global history–particularly those working on topics related to the theme of resentment–here’s a terrific opportunity to spend a year in idyllic Princeton, New Jersey, with a community of scholars devoted to global history approaches. As a recent call for applications explains, Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to … Continue reading Fung Global Fellows Program, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

Workshop: “Transnational Relations Between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and The Middle East, Late 19th Century to 1991” (Princeton University, US, February 10-11, 2017)

Here’s an recent call for papers for a wokshop on transnational history taking place at Princeton University (US), on February 10-11, 2017 entitled “Transnational relations between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and the Middle East, late 19th century to 1991.” The program has been organized by the Université de Genève and Princeton University partnership grant co-directed by Sandrine Kott (University of Geneva) and Cyrus Schayegh … Continue reading Workshop: “Transnational Relations Between Eastern Europe/Russia-USSR and The Middle East, Late 19th Century to 1991” (Princeton University, US, February 10-11, 2017)

Visiting Fellowship, Princeton Institute for Regional and International Studies, Princeton University

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University has recently announced a call for applications to next year’s cycle of Visiting Fellowships. The call explains: The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 3 to 4 visiting fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, … Continue reading Visiting Fellowship, Princeton Institute for Regional and International Studies, Princeton University

Fung Global Fellows Program, Princeton University

As the application season descends upon us, here’s a recent posting for one-year post-doctoral positions as part of the Fung Global Fellows Program, at Princeton University’s  Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). The call for papers, also available here, reads: Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung … Continue reading Fung Global Fellows Program, Princeton University

Monoglot Empire: Tracing the Journey from Scientific Babel to Global English with Michael Gordin

If you can read this, you read English. That might not seem like such a big accomplishment–perhaps English is your mother tongue, or maybe as a consumer of historical scholarship you merely took it for granted that developing an excellent level of English comprehension was a requirement for the job. Seen in historical perspective, however, … Continue reading Monoglot Empire: Tracing the Journey from Scientific Babel to Global English with Michael Gordin

Wartime Ghosts and Souls in Transit: Placing Soviet History in a Global Context with Franziska Exeler

Even at a time of a supposed turn towards more global history, our perspectives of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union remain dogged by an insistence on the inescapability of regional specificities. Not least among these are the names for these places themselves – Eastern Europe, itself a relatively recent moniker, cuts off places … Continue reading Wartime Ghosts and Souls in Transit: Placing Soviet History in a Global Context with Franziska Exeler

Call for Papers: “The Transformation of Global History, 1963-1975” (Princeton University, October 2015)

Here’s an intriguing call for papers for a conference on global history – on the history of the discipline rather than papers exhibiting global or transnational approaches per se – taking place at Princeton University this October 9-10, 2015. Historical scholarship underwent a transformative period between 1963 and 1975. From insightful thinkers as William McNeill, Fernand Braudel, Immanuel Wallerstein, Alfred Crosby, Sidney … Continue reading Call for Papers: “The Transformation of Global History, 1963-1975” (Princeton University, October 2015)

The Sino-Soviet Split and the Left as Global History: An Interview with Jeremy Friedman

Among the crimes cartographical and otherwise perpetrated by the Mercator projection, the Cold War projection of an Asia dominated by the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China numbers among the most egregious. Famous for inflating land areas the further away they were from the Equator, when applied to the world of the early … Continue reading The Sino-Soviet Split and the Left as Global History: An Interview with Jeremy Friedman