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.


16.11.2017 - 17.11.2017 Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, Central European University; Central European University, Department of History; Institute of History of Hungarian Academy of Science

Commemorating the centennial of the Bolshevik revolution within the framework of the 2-year WHAT’S LEFT? program series, the Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives invites historians, social scientists, artists and a broad community to take part in the forthcoming 2-day symposium SPECTRUM OF COMMUNISM, which addresses artistic and intellectual legacy of 1917 and dynamics of left-wing political thought and artistic practice in a transnational context.

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Cho, Joanne Miyang; Roberts, Lee M.; Spang, Christian W. (Hrsg.): Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan, Basingstoke 2015
Rev. by Maik Hendrik Sprotte, Japanologie, Ostasiatisches Seminar, Freie Universität Berlin

Es ist eine schon fast überstrapazierte Feststellung, dass die deutsch-japanischen Beziehungen stets freundschaftlich gewesen seien und bis 1945 einen besonders intensiven Charakter gehabt hätten. In ihrer ausführlichen Einleitung meinen die Herausgeber auf Basis einer für den Rezensenten unklaren Datenerhebung feststellen zu können, nur eine Minderheit der auf diese Beziehungen konzentrierten Spezialisten lehne den (scheinbaren) Konsens eines maßgeblichen Zusammenwirkens beider Nationen ab.

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Projects - Miscellaneous

This book series is interested in tracing at the example of work the historical connections between regions and in critically engaging with the idea of the North Atlantic World as „normal“ and the rest as „exceptional“ and „in need of explanation“. Books to be published in the series should address the history of commodified labor and investigate one or more of its many forms on a global scale: wage labor, but also serfdom and slavery, self-employed, domestic and “reproductive” labor and the various forms of subsistence and cooperative labor - paid and unpaid work beyond wage labor that constantly has been made invisible.

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Conference Reports
03.03.2017 - 04.03.2017 Global Labour History Network (GLHN)
By Lukas Neissl, International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH); with a contribution by Susan Zimmermann, Central European University, Budapest

The Global Labour History Network (GLHN), established during a meeting of more than 40 representatives of labour history institutions from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America in Barcelona/Spain in June 2015, realised its first conference in Noida/India in May 2017. The first conference of the network brought together about 30 labour historians from 14 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America.

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