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.


26.06.2018 - 27.06.2018 Kathrin Hörschelmann and Yuliana Lazova (Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig), Katherine Botterill (Edinburgh Napier University) and Kathy Burrell (University of Liverpool)

The current geopolitical changes in EU membership and Europe’s response to the so-called ‘migration crisis’ provide an important research site for re-considering questions of European identity in general and East European identities in particular. Across Europe, migration has been (re)problematized and there has been a growth of far-right nationalism that denigrates migrants through a discourse of exclusion and othering, such as Front National in France, Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV) in the Netherlands, UKIP in Britain and the AfD in Germany.

East European migrants from post-2004 EU accession states have been very much caught in the middle of these debates and changes.

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Molony, Thomas: Nyerere, Woodbridge, Suffolk & Rochester 2016
Rev. by Ana Moledo, Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition”, University of Leipzig Email:

Thomas Molony, senior lecturer of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh, claims in his introduction to Nyerere. The Early Years that no adequate biography of the leading figure of Tanzania’s independence had been published until that moment. His book came out in 2016 to partly fill that gap by providing a rich chronological account of the first thirty years of Nyerere’s life.

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By Katja Naumann / Matthias Middell

Bibliography of Global History: Introduction

on behalf of the NOGWHISTO bureau acting as the editorial committee for the bibliography

Reaching well into the past, bibliographies have been one of the key tools enabling border-crossing scientific exchanges. Reviewing and assessing the literature published in a particular field of knowledge has a long tradition.

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Conference Reports
14.03.2018 - 15.03.2018 Martina Steber, Institut für Zeitgeschichte München
By Martina Steber, Institut für Zeitgeschichte München

Globalgeschichte und europäische Regionalgeschichte sind zwei Felder, die selten miteinander ins Gespräch kommen. Sie entwickelten sich mit unterschiedliche Genealogien im Prozess der Ausdifferenzierung der Geschichtswissenschaften und brachten als Subdisziplinen eigenständige, häufig sogar inselhafte wissenschaftliche Öffentlichkeiten hervor.

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The International Institute of Social History (IISH)