05.03.2021 - 13.03.2021 Socare - Gesellschaft für Karibikforschung e.V.

Die Gesellschaft für Karibikforschung (Socare) lädt zur Konferenz "Between mobilities and demarcations of boundaries: Education and the politics of education in the Caribbean - Entre mobilités et démarcations de frontières : Éducation et politiques éducatives dans les Caraïbes - Entre movilidades y demarcaciones de fronteras: Educación y políticas educativas en el Caribe".

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Rev. by Ulf Engel, Institute of African Studies, Leipzig University

The debate on African agency in international relations is not exactly new, but despite of powerful contributions to this end – not the least the volume African Agency in International Politics edited by William Brown and Sophie Harman [1] –, the general perception in mainstream IR still is that African countries as well as African regional or continental organisations rarely leave an footprint internationally.

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Mit der aktuellen Ausgabe führt die Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte ihr Konzept weiter, einen globalhistorischen Themenschwerpunkt mit weiteren unabhängigen Beiträgen zu kombinieren. Einige Rezensionen ausgewählter Publikationen ergänzen wie üblich die Zusammenstellung.

Der aktuelle Themenschwertpunkt wird von Harald Kleinschmidt herausgegeben und thematisiert die Globalisierung des europäischen Weltbilds seit der Frühen Neuzeit.

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By Nataša Jagdhuhn

In its very conception, the museum as an institution functions as a symbol and social lever for the consolidation of the Eurocentric idea of “universal knowledge” production, while concurrently serving the purpose of “civilizing” the “Other”. With the liberation of African countries from colonial grip following World War II, and especially in the 1960s and 1970s, debates around decolonizing museums gained importance among the newly established international circles of museum professionals.

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Conference Reports
13.11.2020 - 14.11.2020 Berthold Unfried/ Claudia Martínez Hernández, Institute for Economic and Social History, University of Vienna
By Claudia Martínez Hernández, Institute of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

The online International Workshop “Alternative Forms of Globalization? The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) as Development Organization” was held between 13. and 14. November at the University of Vienna and organized by Berthold Unfried and Claudia Martínez Hernández within the framework of the FWF/Austrian Science Fund sponsored research project “Entanglements between Cuba and the German Democratic Republic (GDR): mobilities, exchanges, circulations within the Council of Mutual Economic Assistance”.

In its introduction, BERTHOLD UNFRIED (Wien) highlighted that by admitting “underdeveloped” (“subdesarrollado” by Cuba’s own self-definition) extra European states as members, the CMEA was confronted with the problem of massive economic inequality among its members on a global scale.

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01.04.2021 - 31.03.2024, Universität Leipzig Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie