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.


04.06.2018 - 08.06.2018 Caribbean Studies Association

This annual conference proposes integrating education, culture, and emancipatory thought as the fundamental reflexive axes for furthering the process of decolonisation in the Caribbean. All three concepts deepen our understanding of the re-appropriation and recuperation of memory— be it individual, collective, social or historical— in these territories.

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Yazdani, Kaveh: India, Modernity and the Great Divergence, Leiden, Bosten 2017
Rev. by Georg Berkemer, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University

This book is monumental in many respects. While reading this weighty tome of exactly seven hundred pages, the old question of socioeconomic history may come to mind: why in the last three centuries did the west “rise” and the east “decline”? This question itself, as the book makes abundantly clear, reduces a whole bundle of entangled historical developments all over the world to the false simplicity of a reductionist Eurocentric view.

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The Philippines in World History is the subject of the Forum section of the October 2017 issue of World History Connected, but its title conceals what the articles make manifest, which is the need for discourse on the marginalization of "small" societies in the pursuit of grand narratives. Without such discourse, practitioners of world history will be less likely to exploit the dynamic research and pedagogical opportunities that arise from the best "the macro in the micro" studies that both valorize human agency (which has been found wanting in grand narratives) and avoid the parochialism common in national histories.

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We are currently preparing the relaunch of this section. The next article will appear soon.
Conference Reports
20.09.2017 - 22.09.2017 Stiftung Reichspräsident-Friedrich-Ebert-Gedenkstätte, Heidelberg
By Maya I.S. Gradenwitz / Carmen Moreno Mínguez, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Die Verflechtungen der Republik von Weimar mit der sie umgebenden Welt sind bisher kaum Gegenstand geschichtswissenschaftlicher Forschungen gewesen, was angesichts der nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg geschrumpften territorialen Ausdehnung und weltpolitischen Bedeutung des Deutschen Reiches wenig überrascht.

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01.04.2018 - 31.12.2021 Stiftung Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)