17.07.2019 - 20.07.2019 Portuguese Centre for Humanities (CHAM), Faculty of Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Portuguese Centre for Humanities (CHAM) is proud to announce the organisation of its IV International Conference on Innovation, Invention and Memory in Africa. Following very successful previous editions we are now focusing on Africa, its heritage, challenges and achievements.

The conference aims to foster the presentation and discussion of multiple disciplinary approaches and contributions to the understanding of cultural, literary, historical, social, educational, artistic, ecological, and political landscapes in Africa.

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Auler, Jost: Karl Lorenz Auler Pascha, Dormagen 2018
Rev. by Uwe Pfullmann, Gornsdorf

Karl Lorenz Auler verkörpert in seinem militärischen Werdegang Aufstieg und Untergang des deutschen Kaiserreiches. Im Jahr der Reichsgründung trat er nach Ablegung des Abiturs als Freiwilliger in eine Pioniereinheit ein und schied nach dem Ende des Ersten Weltkriges als General einer Landwehrdivision aus dem aktiven Dienst aus.

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By Farid Hafez

Farid Hafez (University of Salzburg, Austria)

Why does a political scientist choose James Baldwin?
I am a traditionally trained political scientist. Like many graduates from the University of Vienna, I studied political science from my first year in college until receiving my Ph.D A year after receiving my Ph.D, I founded the Islamophobia Studies Yearbook, an annual academic interdisciplinary journal dedicated to research on Islamophobia.

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Conference Reports
21.06.2018 - 24.06.2018 DFG-network "A Modern Mediterranean: Dynamics of a World Region, 1800-2000"; European Institute, Istanbul Bilgi University; Orient-Institut Istanbul
By Fabian Lemmes / Stefan Preiß, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

The research network “The Modern Mediterranean: Dynamics of a World Region, 1800-2000“, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), aims to integrate the fragmented (local and regional, national and imperial, maritime and terrestrial) histories of the modern Mediterranean in order to better apprehend this entangled contact zone between Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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