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Global History: Connected Histories or a History of Connections?

11-14 April 2011

Spring School organised by the Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’ at the University of Heidelberg, the Research Academy and the Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas (GWZO) of the University of Leipzig and the German Historical Institute London.

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Convenors: Antje Flüchter, Roland Wenzlhuemer (University of Heidelberg), Ulf Engel, Katja Naumann (University of Leipzig), Andreas Gestrich, Silke Strickrodt (GHIL)

In recent years, Global History has firmly established itself as a new and highly productive field of historical research. Initially regarded by some historians as an ephemeral historiographical trend, it has become a well‐respected research perspective. And yet, the question of what exactly ‘Global History’ means and what its practitioners ought to research and teach is still hotly debated. The existing multitude of differing opinions regarding these questions can be confusing, especially for researchers who are at the beginning of their careers. Therefore, this spring school is intended to provide postgraduate students in the field of Global History with a forum to discuss these questions. It is organised in close temporal and spatial proximity to the Third European Congress on World and Global History: Connections and Comparisons that takes place at the London School of Economics from 14-17 April 2011.

Call for Papers (PDF file)
Conference Programme (PDF file)
Conference report (PDF file), published in: GHIL Bulletin 33 (2011), Vol 2