Announcements
06.09.2019 - 07.09.2019 Axel Jansen (GHI Washington) and Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)

When the French pharmaceutical company Roussell Uclaff, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant Hoechst AG, was ready to introduce an abortion pill in 1988, American activists flooded the company’s headquarters near Frankfurt with protest letters. In response, the company’s German CEO mandated to stop the project.

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Reviews
Frary, Lucien J.: Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821-1844, Oxford 2015
Rev. by Ioannis Zelepos, LMU Munich, Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

This monograph is designed as a study on Russia´s contribution to modern Greek state and nation building in the period from the independence war of 1821 until the constitutional revolt of 1843/44. It draws on a wide range of sources with a focus on unedited material from Russian archives (mostly diplomatic correspondence) and contemporary Russian press (mostly daily newspapers).

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Debate
By Lena Dallywater, Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus "Eastern Europe - Global Area"
 
Articles
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
23.03.2018 - 24.03.2018 Marcel Berni / Tamara Braun, Military Academy (MILAC), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
By Christoph Hertner, Military Academy (MILAC) at ETH Zurich

In their opening remarks, TAMARA BRAUN (Zurich) and MARCEL BERNI (Zurich) outlined some of the current approaches to the study of captives in war. They highlighted the importance of looking beyond western theatres of war to lesser-known wars and the difficulties of the term "Prisoners of War" (POW), as it is limited to a specific type of prisoner and frequently used in a legalistic manner.

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Opportunities
01.10.2019 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg