Connections continues geschichte.transnational

Connections continues the work of geschichte.transnational, which has been published as a review forum since 2004. Today, Connections broadens the perspective by also addressing global and transregional as well as transnational entanglements that increasingly characterize our present world.


21.09.2018 - 22.09.2018 Giulia Bonazza (SISLav, European University Institute); Christian G. De Vito (SISLav, University of Leicester); Federica Morelli (Global Histroy Lab, University of Turin); Bruno Pomara Severino (SISLav, Universitat de València); Andrea Zappia (SISLav, Università degli Studi di Genova)

Throughout history and at all latitudes, multiple labour relations have played a role in the processes of labour extraction and commodification: wage labour, slavery, servitude, tributary labour, convict labour, etc. During the last decades a broad debate has developed around the issue of the co-existence and interaction of free and unfree labour relations, and about the very boundaries of “freedom” and labour coercion.

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La Guma, Alex: A Soviet Journey, Lanham 2017
Rev. by Sebastian Pampuch, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Während das Gros der Erzählungen über das Ende der Apartheid 1990 mit der Freilassung Nelson Mandelas beginnt, so Christopher J. Lee in seiner Einleitung zu Alex La Gumas „A Soviet Journey“, sei die drei Jahre später erfolgte Ermordung Chris Hanis, des Generalsekretärs der Südafrikanischen Kommunistischen Partei (SACP), das passendere Bild für die politischen Weichenstellungen im Post-Apartheid Südafrika.

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By Katja Naumann / Matthias Middell

Bibliography of Global History: Introduction

on behalf of the NOGWHISTO bureau acting as the editorial committee for the bibliography

Reaching well into the past, bibliographies have been one of the key tools enabling border-crossing scientific exchanges. Reviewing and assessing the literature published in a particular field of knowledge has a long tradition.

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Conference Reports
15.09.2017 - 16.09.2017 Daniel Hedinger, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich/German Historical Institute Rome; Nadin Heé, Free University Berlin Berlin/Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; Satoshi Mizutani, Doshisha University
By Mathias Räther, Freie Universität Berlin

The objective of this international workshop was to make an intervention in recent Empire Studies. In their call for papers, the organizers of the workshop, DANIEL HEDINGER (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich/German Historical Institute Rome), NADIN HEÉ (Free University Berlin/Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), and SATOSHI MIZUTANI (Doshisha University), asked for contributions that could help to establish “a trans-imperial approach to the history of empires” by focusing “on spaces ‘in-between’ empires – their connectivity, cooperation, and competition”, but also to discuss the “possibilities and limits of a trans-imperial approach for the historiography per se”.

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01.05.2018 - 30.04.2021 Universität des Saarlandes