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.


13.06.2019 - 14.06.2019 Marianne Blanchard, ESPE Midi-Pyrénées / CERTOP; Clémence Cardon-Quint, ESPE d’Aquitaine - université de Bordeaux / CEMMC; Leïla Frouillou, Paris Nanterre, CRESPPA-GTM; Solenn Huitric, Université de Lausanne; Emmanuelle Picard, ENS de Lyon

This conference aims at shedding light on the many ways in which mobility participates, alongside the deployment of a geographically organized offer, in the social and territorial structuration of the educational system and, more generally, of a society in which Paris competes with the “province”, big cities with medium-sized ones, and urban areas with rural ones.

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Lee, You Jae: Koloniale Zivilgemeinschaft, Frankfurt am Main 2017
Rev. by Dolf-Alexander Neuhaus, Department for History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

The body of scholarship on the history of colonial Korea (1910–1945) has been constantly growing over the last decade.[1] Similarly, the historiography of Christianity in Korea has developed into a thriving field of research during recent years, including a plethora of transnational studies which predominantly acknowledge the pivotal role of foreign missionaries for the development of education before the establishment of colonial rule.[2] Yet, few authors have attempted to link the history of Christianity with the history of colonialism in Korea, despite the leading role assumed by Protestants in the March First Independence Movement of 1919.[3] Moreover, mission history often confines itself to top-down approaches, ignoring the agency of the proselytized.

Taking up these considerations, You Jae Lee sets out to bridge this gap in scholarship by elucidating the intricate links between Christianity, colonialism and modernity between 1894 and 1954.

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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
29.06.2017 - 30.06.2017 Gwénola Sebaux, Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers; Zaïha Zeroulou, Universität Lille; Jochen Oltmer, Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS) der Universität Osnabrück
By Sophie Paré, Études germaniques, Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers

Migration bleibt in Europa ein intensiv und kontrovers diskutiertes Thema. Die Reaktionen auf die verstärkte Zuwanderung von Schutzsuchenden seit 2015 waren in Frankreich und Deutschland sehr unterschiedlich. Einen Beitrag dazu dürfte die je spezifische Migrationsgeschichte beider Länder geleistet haben, auf die in aktuellen Debatten gelegentlich unter dem Stichwort der ›Pfadabhängigkeit‹ verwiesen wird.

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