24.06.2019 - 25.06.2019 University of London; Institute of Musical Research (UK)

Confirmed keynote speakers: James Q. Davies (University of California, Berkeley), Gascia Ouzounian (University of Oxford)

Conference respondents: Gundula Kreuzer (Yale University), John Tresch (The Warburg Institute, London)

From the first human flight in 1903, to the aftermath of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, science and technology in the first half of the twentieth century veered between the utopian and the malevolent.

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Dietze, Antje: Ambivalenzen des Übergangs, Göttingen 2015
Rev. by Jill E. Twark, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, East Carolina University, Greenville

The timing could not be better for Antje Dietze’s dissertation monograph on the history of Berlin’s iconic Volksbühne theater. In light of the turbulent developments surrounding the theater’s abrupt changes in leadership and repertoire from 2017-2018, it is important to consider the institution’s more than hundred-year history as backdrop.

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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
27.09.2018 - 29.09.2018 Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), University College London; School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES); Peking University (PKU)
By Paul Vickers, CITAS Center for International and Transnational Area Studies, Universität Regensburg

This conference formed part of the Institute of Advanced Studies’ (IAS) strategic initiative of “Area Studies Re-mapped”. Previously, its goal was to work towards "area studies without borders". But, as the organizers explained, in light of the clearly growing significance of borders and boundaries around the world today, the focus has shifted towards examining fluidity, contestation and boundary-making.

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15.01.2019 - 14.01.2020 University of Venice "Ca' Foscari"