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.


21.03.2018 LAGLOBAL Network

This one-day international symposium will address the global dimensions of Latin American Studies, past, present and future. Contrary to common and official knowledge, the field cannot be properly understood merely as a product of national security responses to the Cold War. Consequently, the notion that the end of the Cold War and the most recent wave of globalization spells the end of area studies or, in this specific case, of Latin American studies, is at best myopic.

Indeed, Latin American Studies has never been so vibrant as it is today.

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van Groesen, Michiel: Amsterdam's Atlantic, Philadelphia 2016
Rev. by Isabel Casteels, University of Amsterdam

From 1624 to 1654 the Dutch Republic had a large colonial empire in Brazil. In “Amsterdam’s Atlantic”, Michiel van Groesen, Professor of Maritime History at Leiden University, shows how the rise and fall of this colony were affected by the peculiar media landscape of Amsterdam. The strategic use of printed media at first generated national joy over the victories won in Brazil by the West India Company (WIC).

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Conference Reports
27.09.2017 - 28.09.2017 Arbeitskreis "Das osmanische Europa. Methoden und Perspektiven der Frühneuzeitforschung zu Südosteuropa"; Historisches Seminar, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen; Seminar für Neuere Geschichte, Zentrum für Islamische Theologie sowie Orient- und Islamwissenschaften, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
By Aysegül Argıt, Historisches Seminar, ZEGK, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; Blanca Villuendas Sabaté, Zentrum für Islamische Theologie, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

The 2017 Annual Conference of the Working Group “Ottoman Europe”[1] explored the importance of personal contacts for the history of the Ottoman Empire and Ottoman Europe both as factors shaping human agency and as objects of historical actions. The event was jointly hosted in Tübingen by the Institute for Modern History, the Center for Islamic Theology, and the Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies of the University of Tübingen as well as the Historical Institute of the University of Gießen.

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