Announcements
13.12.2019 - 14.12.2019 Rachel Herrmann, Cardiff University; Jessica Roney, Temple University

For over a century, scholars have wrestled with how to imagine, explain, and convey geographical space. From Frederick Jackson Turner’s chronologically shifting frontier to Fernand Braudel’s integrated Mediterranean basin, from concepts of an ‘Atlantic’ world to arguments for an enduring ‘Red’ North American continent, scholars have offered various models for understanding the interrelationship between space and time, and people and their environments—whether on land-locked interiors, blue water empires, or the bays, estuaries, rivers, and coastlines that connect water and land.

This conference asks participants to analyse their own assumptions about and models of early modern historical spaces by engaging with and interrogating how actors themselves described, drew, and defined geographic spaces—whether discrete urban vistas, vast colonial projects, regional chorographies, interiors unmapped (by Europeans), or ever-changing maritime and riverine waters.

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Reviews
Ignatieff, Michael; Roch, Stefan: Academic Freedom, Budapest 2018
Rez. von Antoon De Baets, History Department, University of Groningen

Most academics have followed the crisis of the Central European University (CEU) – the first forced university closure in a European democracy since 1945 – with great concern. Early in that crisis, in June 2017, CEU convened a conference to discuss the problems confronting beleaguered universities.

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Articles
Von Oana-Ramona Ilovan

The period at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th gave a boost to the fashion of collecting postcards because this was the Golden Age of postcards production (this was due to the utility of postcards as a means of communication in a variety of situations rather than strictly related to tourism [1]).

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Conference Reports
12.12.2018 - 14.12.2018 Collaborative Research Centre / SFB 1199 "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition", Universität Leipzig
Von Nikolas Broy, SFB 1199 / Ostasiatisches Institut, Universität Leipzig; Geert Castryck, SFB 1199, Universität Leipzig

This international workshop explored how religious organizations create new spatial configurations through transnational activities. Organized within the Collaborative Research Centre 1199 “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition,” the workshop analysed how mobile religious actors, institutions, artefacts, and ideas challenge and transform existing spaces of interaction, thereby helping to create new spatial formats, such as missionary spaces, diasporas, temple networks, or transnational organizations.

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Opportunities
01.03.2020 Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG)