01.07.2021 LLIDS - Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies

As the discourse over space assumes a new urgency and vigour, Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies calls for papers that raise discussions over space in its relation to interpretations of selfhood along physical, social, digital, and pandemic dimensions as well as its various ramifications manifesting with the new ways of relating with space.

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

After the end of the Cold War electoral democracies were re-established on the African continent. This monograph offers the first comprehensive comparative analysis of the role elections have played in this process. The authors are extremely well qualified to do so. Jaimie Bleck is Ford Family Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame IN, with a focus on democratization, education, participation, and citizenship in African democratization processes.

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As this issue goes to press, the COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a great disruptor of life in and out of academia: though trivial in terms of its global effects, it has contributed to the lateness of this number of the journal. However, it has not prevented this journal and others like it from ultimately gathering scholars and practitioners around a troubled world to address the continuing challenge of providing innovative research and the teaching of world history, such as the World History Bulletin’s “Teach in the Time of Corona,” (Spring/Summer 2020, Volume XXXVI, No.

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By Elkhan Nuriyev

The last two decades have seen the emergence of new regional cooperation initiatives, which include the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) [1], the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP)[2] and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).[3] Although they all are at various phases of their implementation, each one of them seems to entail bigger geopolitical visions promoting competing ideas of regionalisms.

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Conference Reports
07.10.2020 - 10.10.2020 Andreas Rödder, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
By Stefan Boss, Historisches Seminar: Arbeitsbereich Neueste Geschichte, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Ist es möglich, maßgebende Güter, Wissensbestände und Praktiken zu bestimmen, die seit Beginn der europäischen Expansion im 15. Jahrhundert ausgehend von West- und Mitteleuropa in andere Teile der Welt transportiert wurden und diese bis heute prägen? Lässt sich auf der Grundlage einer solchen Bestandsaufnahme seines globalen Erbes die historische Rolle Europas in der Welt definieren? Kurzum: Erscheint es sinnvoll, eine umfassende Geschichte europäischer Einwirkung auf die außereuropäische Welt zu schreiben? Diese Fragen richtete Gastgeber ANDREAS RÖDDER (Mainz) auf der Auftakttagung des Gutenberg International Conference Center an eine Runde namhafter Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Geschichte, Ethnologie, Soziologie, Literaturwissenschaft und Migrationsforschung.

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