01.11.2018 Université d'Angers; Sorbonne Université (LabEx EHNE); Université Savoie Mont Blanc

What are the foundations and the ideological, political, sociocultural and/or aesthetic and literary expressions which compose the multifaceted figure of the war correspondent during the Interwar Period, particularly in the Latin area – principally Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and their colonies, and Latin America – simultaneously a theater of conflicts and a supplier of correspondents for the rest of the world? How does the figure of a war correspondent differ from that of travel writers ? And to what extent are these two figures comparable or even identical? What were the impacts of the intermediate conflicts of the years 1918-1939 on the renewal of the role and function of war correspondents? And finally, bearing in mind that most of the above-mentioned conflicts were born as consequences of the imperial aims of antiparliamentary regimes with revolutionary designs (colonial wars or anti-colonial resistances, the internationalization of the red, black or brown revolutions, geopolitical tensions between democracies and totalitarian or authoritarian regimes, etc.), could one argue that the war correspondents of this transitional period were the product of these civilizational upheavals; and more particularly, to what extent were they the forerunners of the apprehended disaster of the Second World War, and the Spanish Civil War, – generally considered as its « dress rehearsal »? Although limited to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal (and their colonies) and Latin America, the papers can, of course, explore the question of war correspondents from other geographical areas as well (such as Germany, Great Britain, United States, Soviet Union, etc.), provided they operate within the Latin area.

The abstracts (3000 characters, including blank spaces: French, Italian, English and Spanish as reference languages) must be sent before 1st November 2018 to the following conference organizers : Manuelle Peloille (Université d’Angers), Olivier Dard (Sorbonne Université/Labex EHNE) and Emmanuel Mattiato (Université Savoie Mont Blanc / LLSETI) : ; ;

Scientific Committee : François Cochet (Université Paul Verlaine), António Costa Pinto (Université de Lisbonne), Olivier Dard (Université Paris Sorbonne), Yves Denéchère (Université d’Angers), François Hourmant (Université d’Angers), Michel Leymarie (Université Lille 3), José Ferrándiz Lozano (Universitad de Alicante), Emmanuel Mattiato (Université Savoie Mont Blanc), Barbara Meazzi (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis), Didier Musiedlak (Université Paris Nanterre), Manuelle Peloille (Université d’Angers), Francesco Perfetti (LLUIS Guido Carli), Ana Isabel Sardinha (Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle), Frédéric Turpin (Université Savoie Mont Blanc).

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Gißibl, Bernhard; Löhr, Isabella (Hrsg.): Bessere Welten, Frankfurt Main 2017
Rev. by Martin Rempe, Universität Konstanz

Auf den ersten Blick könnte man meinen, dass Bernhard Gißibls und Isabella Löhrs Sammelband zum „Kosmopolitismus in den Geschichtswissenschaften“ zur Unzeit kommt: Die internationalen Beziehungen, die Welthandelspolitik oder auch die Diskussionen über den Umgang mit und die Integration von Flüchtlingen zeichnen sich derzeit eher durch die Abwesenheit kosmopolitischer Haltungen aus; „bessere Welten“ werden auf diesen Feldern, wenn überhaupt, nur für ganz bestimmte Gruppen anvisiert.

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By Lena Dallywater, Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus "Eastern Europe - Global Area"
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
21.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 Martin Baumeister, German Historical Institute (GHI), Rome; Martin Schulze Wessel / Martina Niedhammer, Ludwig Maximilian Universität Munich; International Research Training Group (IRTG) "Religious Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe"; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan; Charles University, Prague; Masaryk University, Brno
By Kerstin von der Krone, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

The last decades saw an increasing interest in global and transnational history, and historians have highlighted the various and often complex entanglements between world regions as well as processes and practices of globalization that are by no means exclusive to the present. The history of religions provides ample examples of the interdependencies between the local and the regional, the national and the global.

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