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Welcome to the Toynbee Prize Foundation

The Foundation seeks to promote scholarly engagement with global history through several activities. Foremost among these is the Toynbee Prize, an award granted every other year to recognize outstanding work in global history. As an affiliated society of the American Historical Association, the Foundation sponsors one session at the Association’s annual meeting. In the years in which the Prize is awarded, the recipient presents a lecture. In alternate years, the Foundation sponsors a session on global history.

What We’re Reading This Week

Yehor Brailian Matthew Willis “The East India Company Invented Corporate Lobbying,” JSTOR Daily  Mark Hampton, “Leaving Hong Kong” History Today. Marybeth Hamilton “Concentration camps and historical analogies: an interview with Dan Stone,” History Workshop. Barbara J. Falk, “Legacies of 1989 for dissent today,” Eurozine. Sean Phillips Dagomar Degroot, “Little Ice Age lessons,” Aeon Paul Kreitman, ‘The Midway of our…

‘It’s Not Rocket Science’: Nuclear Disasters in and beyond the Soviet Union—An Interview with Kate Brown

“About 50 deaths.” This was the long-standing consensus held by scientists and worldwide audiences on the death toll caused by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. “Was this really so?” asked Kate Brown, a historian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as she started to investigate the oft-overlooked social and environmental hazards in the communities…

What We’re Reading This Week

Chris Szabla Nanjala Nyabola, “The End of Asylum” (Foreign Affairs) Pankaj Mishra, “Liberalism According to The Economist” (New Yorker) Manu Saadia, “How ‘Blade Runner’ and Sci-Fi Made Everything Dystopian” (CityLab) George Blaustein, “Portraits in Oil” (n+1) Chloe Bordewhich İrfan Aktan/Seda Altuğ, Türkiye, Hafız Esad’ın Arap kemerini genişletiyor (Gazete Duvar) Emily Callaci, On Acknowledgments (American Historical Review) Adel Hakim, في هذا البار يمكنكم أن تقودوا ثورة أو انقلابا ……

University Lecturer (Assistant Professor), World or Global Literatures post-1700, University of Cambridge

For scholars working on World Literatures, there is an open job posting for a tenure-track University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) position at the University of Cambridge. The deadline is November 24, 2019. https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/19900/ The posting explains further: The Faculty of English of the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint to a University Lectureship in World or…

What We’re Reading This Week

Matthew Bowser Helen Sullivan, “The Making of Lebanon’s October Revolution”, The New Yorker Prashanth Parameswaran, “After Baghdadi’s Death, What’s Next for Southeast Asia’s Terrorism Fight?”, The Diplomat Adom Getachew, “A Fuller Freedom: The Lost Promise of Pan-Africanism”, The Nation Paul Sullivan, “The Berlin Wall: GDR Relics to See, 30 Years On”, The Guardian Liat Spiro Aaron Benanav, “Automation and…

CFP: Cambridge World History Workshop

The Cambridge World History Workshop is now inviting submissions to deliver papers during Lent Term 2020 (January–March). The workshop welcomes contributions that give attention to global historical perspectives. We welcome, amongst others, presentations that focus on economic histories, histories of science, migration, race, gender, colonial and post-colonial studies, and comparative history. We encourage presenters to…

What We’re Reading This Week

Zhifu Tiger Li Declan Walsh and Max Fisher,  “From Chile to Lebanon, Protests Flare Over Wallet Issues,” NYT Kate Bagnall,  “‘A legacy of White Australia’ – Records about the Poon Gooey family in the NAA“,  The Tiger’s Mouth Daisy Abboudi,  “Sudan’s lost Jewish community – in pictures,”  BBC News Natalie Behrends Gili Kliger, “The Critical Bite of Cultural…

CFP: “Mobilities, Exclusion, and Migrants’ Agency in the Pacific Realm in a Transregional and Diachronic Perspective” (Conference, Berkeley, June 2020)

Conference at the University of California, Berkeley | June 1-2, 2020­Conveners: Albert Manke (GHI’s Regional Office at UC Berkeley) and Sören Urbansky (German Historical Institute Washington)Partners: Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley; German Historical Institute Moscow; German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo This conference is part of the Max Weber Foundation’s collaborative research project “Knowledge without…

CFP: “Other Voices: European Influence on the Cold War in Asia” (Bangkok, January 2020)

The Centre for European Studies and the Department of History of Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand) will host an international workshop on “Other Voices: European Influence in the Cold War in Asia” on 20-21 January 2020. The workshop in aimed to investigate alternative perspectives on the development of the Cold War in Asia, especially in terms…

CFP: The Philippines, Spain, and Globalization, Sixteenth Century to the Present (Conference, Quezon City, Philippines, July 2020)

What novel historical insights and theoretical lenses can we use to make sense of what transpired in the last 500 years? How can we look afresh at the colonial and postcolonial entanglements of the Philippines and Spain without negating historical injustices yet without lapsing to the oppositional binary between vicious colonizer and virtuous colonized—or, the…