05.06.2019 - 06.09.2019 Jelmer Vos, University of Glasgow

Long gone seem the days when empires were described as political entities tightly controlled by metropolitan elites. On the one hand, some imperial historians stress that empires cooperated in collective (or condominial) imperialism. On the other hand, microhistories of people operating across imperial boundaries, and against the grain of imperial policies, provide a more nuanced understanding of how empires were also constructed, co-opted and constrained from below.

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Robarts, Andrew: Migration and Disease in the Black Sea Region, London 2017
Rev. by Stefan Rohdewald, Historisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Andrew Robarts legt mit diesem Band eine Pionierstudie konkreter Aspekte der Schwarzmeerregion vor, definiert als ein in Krieg und Frieden hergestellter Interaktionsraum. Die Region wird hier konstituiert durch Netzwerke und Verbindungen, ganz im Sinne relationaler sozialer Räume (Bourdieu), aber auch bereits von der Ökologie ausgehender Überlegungen hier genannter Schwarzmeer-Umwelthistoriker des 19.

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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
13.09.2018 - 15.09.2018 Knud Andresen / Sebastian Justke, Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte, Hamburg; Detlef Siegfried, University of Copenhagen
By Christopher Seiberlich, Seminar für Zeitgeschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

For several decades, South African apartheid was a crucial concern for governments, social movements and artists in Europe as a political and societal system as well as a symbol. Investigating the reactions to apartheid as proposed by the conference thus promises insights into European societies and the manifold connections that were established by these responses.

The conference examined European responses to apartheid and their historiographical significance on three levels: First, the speakers asked how Western European societies reacted to apartheid and how these reactions changed over time.

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01.03.2019 - 28.02.2022 Leibniz Universität Hannover, Philosophische Fakultät, Historisches Seminar