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.


05.10.2018 Utrecht University

While the decolonisation of academia and society have become important topics, the significance and potential of such an approach is open to interpretation and often the subject of passionate debate. The Decolonisation Group at Utrecht University, which was created in January 2018, brings together historians, lawyers and postcolonial theorists to explore what can be gained from an interdisciplinary discussion.

This workshop wants to invite scholars from the field of history, law, political science, sociology, economics and Media and Cultural Studies as well as other academics who work on the topics of Settler Colonialism and property law – broadly defined – to join this conversation.

Keynote Speaker: Brenna Bhandar (School of Oriental and African Studies)

In her keynote Dr.

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Martin, Thomas; Toye, Richard: Arguing about empire, Oxford 2017
Rev. by Dr. des. Wolfgang Egner, Universität Konstanz Email:

In June 1877 the Liberal Edward Dicey wrote an enthusiastic article, Our Route to India, in which he argued for the expansion of the British Empire.[1] By publishing this essay he started a political quarrel within his own party and a public debate about the nature and destiny of the British Empire.

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Conference Reports
13.12.2017 - 14.12.2017 Annalisa Urbano, Université de Genève
By Giulio Salvati, Forum Transregionale Studien

For a long time, the alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan – commonly known as the Axis Powers – has been seen as a military association defined by strictly pragmatic circumstances. Recently, these assumptions have been revised by a number of scholars who have highlighted how numerous exchanges existed among Germany, Italy, and Japan in the realms of ideology, sociopolitical projects, and imperial ambitions.

The workshop organised by Annalisa Urbano at the Forum Transregionale Studien provided a unique opportunity to build upon this emerging scholarship.

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Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and Jesuit Refugee Service International, Rome