CFP: “New Man” in Africa, Asia and the Middle East: Practices, Networks and Mobilization, c. 1910-1960 (Berlin, September 27-29, 2016)

For those readers of the Global History Blog interested in the history of utopias, socialism, and intellectual history, here is a recent call for papers for a conference on the “New Man” at the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, Germany, taking place next year in September. The ‘New Man’, here, is understood to encompass a plethora […]

Global History Forum: Discussing “Starvation and the State: Famine, Slavery, and Power in Sudan, 1883-1956” with Steven Serels

For most audiences today, the word “Sudan” evokes images at once terrorizing and timeless. Older readers may recall the images of emaciated bodies that television crews relayed from western and eastern Sudan during the great famines of the mid-1980s. Anyone reading today, however, will remember the outrage – but also lack of meaningful reaction – that […]