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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

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…

Assistant Professor, International Law & Organizations, Boston University

For historians of international organizations and international law, here is an open job posting for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. The practice of international relations at the School of Global Studies is capacious and includes many under its banner, from geographers and sociologists to historians.…

What We’re Reading This Week

Colin Bernard Wolfgang Streeck, “Progressive Regression” , The New Left Review Ian Johnson, “The Eastern Jesus”, The New York Review of Books Adom Getachew, “Holding Ourselves Responsible”, The Boston Review  Rafael Rojas, “El 68 mexicano: la nueva historia”, Letras Libres Dexter Govan Breda O’Brien, “UCD to turn on canonisation of John Henry Newman,” The Irish Times  Rhian E. Jones, “Remembering…