Announcements
03.07.2018 - 05.07.2018 Frank Hadler und Katja Naumann, Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO); Matthias Middell, Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus „Eastern Europe – Global Area“ (EEGA)

Die Gesellschaften und Staaten des östlichen Europa waren durch Handelsbeziehungen und Migrationen spätestens seit dem Mittelalter in großräumige Interaktionen integriert. Diese weltweiten Bezüge intensivierten sich seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts im Zuge der ersten Globalisierungswelle. Sie erfuhren eine massive Modifikation sowohl in der Ära des globalen Kalten Krieges als auch in der daran anschließenden Transformationsphase.

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Denzel, Markus A. (Hrsg.): Europäische Messegeschichte 9.-19. Jahrhundert, Weimar 2018
Rev. by Robrecht Declercq, Ghent University Email:

This edited book is the result of an international conference “Internationale Messen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart” held in Leipzig on the occasion of the 850th anniversary of the Leipzig Trade Fairs. The volume deals with the history of trade fairs in Europe between the early middle ages (9th century) and the end of the 19th century.

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Conference Reports
03.12.2017 - 05.12.2017 Department of History, University of Delhi; Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, Cambridge
By Rachel Steely, Harvard University, Cambridge

From antiquity to the recent past, empires exercised indelible and undeniable power and influence on global history. Empires have assumed diverse forms, exhibiting and incorporating different behaviors, politics, economic systems, and cultures. Indeed, while scholars disagree on how best to describe or define ‘empire’, a uniting feature of empires across time and space has been the project of managing diverse peoples and relationships interacting within and across their presumed territorial boundaries.

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Opportunities
01.10.2018 - 30.09.2020 Georg-August-Universität

Connections continues geschichte.transnational

Connections continues the work of geschichte.transnational, which has been published as a review forum since 2004. Today, Connections broadens the perspective by also addressing global and transregional as well as transnational entanglements that increasingly characterize our present world.