12.08.2019 Robrecht Declercq (Ghent University); Hans Otto Froland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

We welcome chapter proposals for an edited volume book project provisionally titled “A global history of copper ”

Copper has played a large role in human history. Being the first metal for making tools and equipment, the red-brown, malleable metal has made a mass-appearance in the modern world because of its high electrical and thermal conductivity.

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Ali, Tariq Omar: A Local History of Global Capital, Princeton 2018
Rev. by Nikolay Kamenov, The Graduate Institute Geneva

History writing has long been preoccupied with manifestations of difference as well as different manifestations of historical processes in far removed regions. To go a step further, one of the great promises of Global History as a sub-discipline has been the incorporation and analysis of seemingly disparate phenomena as integral parts of a single history.

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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
06.09.2018 - 08.09.2018 ITH - International Conference of Labour and Social History
By Dietmar Lange, Freie Universität Berlin; Lukas Neissl, Universität Wien

Two anniversaries set the agenda for the yearly ITH Conference, the long-standing forum of labour historians. While it was the centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution last year, this year the anniversaries of the revolutions in Central Europe in 1918 and the movement of 1968 motivated the conference organisers to examine different forms of democratic participation and self-management at the workplace.

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