Connections is a peer-reviewed e-journal in the field of area, transnational, transregional, world and global histories, edited on the behalf of the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) by Matthias Middell (University of Leipzig) and Katja Naumann (Leipzig Center for the History an Culture of East Central Europe).

Connections is a part of the H-Soz-u-Kult, Clio-online and H-Net network, which acts as an information and communication platform. The editors are supported by the Steering Committee of ENIUGH in the peer-review process, which is based upon cooperation between research units across Europe. The editorial office is connected to the ENIUGH headquarters and is located at the Centre for Area Studies at the University of Leipzig.

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.

The journal encourages contributors to transcend a traditional understanding of space as a container within which societal processes occur and to instead investigate the dynamics resulting from such entanglements. Connections, however, does not solely concentrate on border-crossing flows but also looks at attempts to reorganize control over and regulation of such flows by all kinds of politics, among them prominently the politics of respacing. In this capacity, the journal organizes interdisciplinary cooperation between historians, social scientists and specialists in the various area studies as well as in the newly emerging field of transregional studies.


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ENIUGH promotes research and teaching in world and global history, especially among scholars based in Europe. As a multilingual platform of communication it has become an important channel for scientific exchange within Europe, while offering many opportunities to connect with colleagues from other world regions. Building on the long tradition of world history writing in Europe, ENIUGH serves as a forum for the multiplicity of topical and methodological approaches to the study of past and current processes of cross-cultural interaction and entanglements in contemporary historical and interdisciplinary scholarship. The network advocates the transcending of former Eurocentric, teleological and universalist assumptions, thus seeking to help ›provincialise‹ the continent’s past within a global perspective. It is engaged in strengthening the linkages between the manifold institutions in Europe that contribute to a better understanding of the historicity of today’s globally integrated world.

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