Announcements
30.09.2019 - 02.10.2019 SFB 1199 “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition”, Leipzig University

Processes of globalization are not characterized by the dissolution of spatial orders, but rather by continuous and profound reorganizations of these orders. Globalization processes are inherently characterized by such processes of respatialization, which become particularly intense in specific times (critical junctures) and places (portals of globalization) where such processes crystalize and become interconnected.

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Reviews
Senior, Emily: The Caribbean and the Medical Imagination, 1764-1834, Cambridge 2018
Rev. by Philip Hahn, Seminar für Neuere Geschichte, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Emily Senior arbeitet seit einigen Jahren an der Schnittstelle zwischen Literaturwissenschaft, Medizin- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Ihre vorliegende Monographie ist daher interdisziplinär anregend. Das Buch bündelt fünf Fallstudien, die den wechselseitigen Einfluss von medizinischem Diskurs und literarischen Texten aus der und über die Karibik in den Jahrzehnten um 1800 untersuchen.

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Journals

Travelling Things - Dingen auf Wanderungen
Herausgegeben von Barbara Lüthi, Silvan Niedermeier, You Jae Lee

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Articles
By Gilad Ben-Nun

Aggressive Conquest and Territorial Title
To current onlookers, the idea that a state can simply invade another state and claim sovereign title to parts of its territory – seems anathema. Russia’s 2014 invasion of Eastern Ukraine, and its unilateral annexation of the Crimean Peninsula that same year, have been declared as illegitimate by the U.S.

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Conference Reports
29.11.2018 - 30.11.2018 Beate Eschment / Sabine von Löwis, Zentrum für Osteuropa und internationale Studien (ZOiS), Berlin; Carolin Leutloff-Grandits, Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION, Frankfurt an der Oder
By Sabine v. Löwis, Zentrum für Osteuropa und internationale Studien (ZOiS) / Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin; Henri Koblischke, Berlin

The workshop focused on borders and cross-border interactions from the perspective of people living in border regions. Its aim was to analyse various border situations after the collapse of the Soviet Union, which led to new borders but also to changes in the nature of borders in the post-Soviet space.

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