Global history targets relations, flows, and actors that challenge the assumption of the nation-state as a natural and inevitable category of historical analysis. It calls attention to the importance of transnational, trans-regional, or trans-local connections and their influence on the past. We invite scholars of the modern, early modern, medieval or classical periods to consider submitting their research. Moreover, global history not only challenges geographical borders, but also tends to transcend disciplinary boundaries. Accordingly, we welcome proposals from any academic field with points of contact with history (e.g. art history, area studies, social sciences, etc.).
The goal is to exchange experiences and to work together in an open and non-competitive way. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented backgrounds to submit their proposals. We also explicitly invite undergraduate students: if you have ever written a paper or essay in this field, this is the perfect place to present it!
The Global History Student Conference will take place from June 7-9, 2024, at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut of the Freie Universität in Berlin. The language of the conference is English, so please write your submissions in English. Please note that the conference is intended to be held in person in Berlin. There is no intention of simultaneous digital participation.
For application details, please refer to our webpage at https://globalhistorystudentconference.wordpress.com/application/. Please note that your registration form and the 300-word abstract must be submitted by January 31, 2024.
We will be able to offer some financial support for transport to participants coming from outside of Berlin. Please note our ability to do so is limited, and conference participants are responsible for covering their trip costs. We prioritise funding for participants travelling from outside of Europe.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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