The Toynbee Prize Foundation is seeking to make an appointment of an Executive Director, to begin on September 15, 2019. The position is part-time (ca. 5 hours per week), and the current compensation is US$6000 per annum. In addition, the executive director has the chance to travel to Toynbee Prize Foundation events. While the foundation is located in Boston, Massachusetts, the executive director can be based anywhere in the world. The executive director will mainly communicate with other foundation members via email and teleconferences, and so strong communication skills in English in addition to one’s native language are a must.…
Dominic Sachsenmaier, President of the Toynbee Prize Foundation, delivered the following laudation in awarding the 2019 Toynbee Prize to Lauren Benton, Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. The prize was formally awarded to Benton at the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago. Benton then delivered…
CFP: Graduate Student Conference: Violence in a Connecting World (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, March 21-22, 2019)
Interconnectedness and integration of the local into global networks of empire, capitalism, migration, religion, solidarity, and intellectual exchange are pervasive themes in the field of global history. Scholarship on global networks transcends methodological nationalism, problematizes nationalist histories, highlights syncretism and hybridity, and challenges Whiggish teleology. Cosmopolitanisms, transnational exchange, and global solidarity and activism are celebrated…
Philip Kleinfeld, Inside Mission Impossible: Special Report on the Central African Republic, IRIN
Scott McLemee, Theory in Revolt Now Thunders, Inside Higher Ed
Afua Hirsch, Why the History of the Last Slave in America Has Finally Come to Life, The Guardian
Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Middle East Power Struggle Plays Out on New Stage, The Wall Street Journal
John Gendall, A Traveller’s Record of Syrian Monuments Before the War, The New Yorker
Blake Smith, “Why France fell in love with an Indian female author after her death in 19th century,” Scroll.in
Frank Beyer, “When Malaparte Met Mao: Anatomy of a fellow traveller,” Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel
The Global History Network, the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and the Institute of Advanced Study in Saint-Louis, seek papers for a conference on Colonial Cities in Global Perspective, to be held in Saint-Louis, Senegal, from December 10-12, 2018. For over four centuries, the colonial city served as…
Call for Submissions: Feminist and Queer Activism in Britain and the United States in the Long 1980s
Feminist and queer activism in the long 1980s has recently become subject to renewed scrutiny. Scholarship has challenged the perception that the period was one of quiescence after the tumult of the 1970s. In this edited volume we seek to bring together work that positions the 1980s as an era of formative activism and critical…
Tariq Ali and David Edgar, “That Was The Year That Was,” LRB.
Stathis Kouvelakis, “Borderland: Greece and the EU’s Southern Question,” New Left Review.
John Foot, “Closing the Asylums,” Jacobin.
Karoline Kan, “A Chinese Town’s Deep Bonds With Japan Bring Wealth and Hatred
Image,” New York Times.
Ian Cobain, “UK government trying to block release of files exposing Gaddafi links,” The Guardian.
Corey Robin, “The Erotic Professor,” The Chronicle.
Tracy Ireland, “How Captain Cook Became A Contested National Symbol,”The Conversation.
Dario di Rosa & Nicholas Hoare [in conversation], “Microstoria, Pacific History, and the Question of Scale: 2 or 3 Things That We Should Know About Them according to Dario Di Rosa,” The Journal of Pacific History Facebook Page.
Daniel Fernandez, “The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milk,” Smithsonian Magazine.
Tim Whitmarsh, “Black Achilles,” Aeon.
Patrick Roger, “En Nouvelle-Calédonie, le «destin commun » apparaît comme une bien lointaine chimère,” Le Monde.
Rohan Deb Roy, “The Untold Story of Modern Science Is One of Empire and Colonial Exploitation,” Quartz.
Allison Miller, “The Story of the Multigraph Collective,” American Historical Association.
Robinson Meyer, “Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice,” The Atlantic.
Pinar Bilgin, “How to Globalize IR?,” E-International Relations.
Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, “How the Chicken Nugget Became the True Symbol of Our Era,” The Guardian.
Jacob Mikanowski, “A Silver Thread: Islam in Eastern Europe,” LA Review of Books.
Anjali Kamat, “Political Corruption and the Art of the Deal,” The New Republic.
Jonathan Sturgeon, “Dispatches from the American Gray Zone,” The Baffler.
Lauren Benton has been named winner of the 2019 Toynbee Prize. Benton is Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University.
The Emmy Noether Research Group Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century invites applications for two fully-funded PhD positions. Successful candidates will be part of the Center for Global History at Freie Universität Berlin. The Emmy Noether Research Group Reaching the People seeks to investigate the role of mass communication in…