Fourth European Congress on World and Global History: Encounters, Circulations and Conflicts

Fourth European Congress on World and Global History: Encounters, Circulations and Conflicts

European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH)
From - Until
04.09.2014 - 07.09.2014
Katja Castryck-Naumann, Verflechtung und Globalisierung, Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa

Following an excellent response to our earlier Call for Panels, with over 130 proposals submitted, we now cordially invite paper proposals on encounters, circulations, and conflicts in, or spanning, different parts of the world. [Please note the changed congress date*]

We are interested in contributions that address the problematic opposition of centres and peripheries, still influential in historical research, and which discuss the meaning and relevance of relations, comparisons, transfers, and entanglements between states, peoples, communities, and individuals in a 'long durée'-perspective.

Our intention is to transcend, in as multifaceted a manner as possible, the confines of national history writing. However, we specifically look forward to paper proposals that complement and fill slots in the existing panels while also expanding the intellectual range of the conference's programme.

We particularly welcome proposals addressing the following topics:
- Pre-1500 cross-cultural encounters and circulations
- Large-scale and global commodity chains / filières
- Agents, mediators and sites of border-crossing transfers
- Infrastructure of entanglements and integration dynamics (international congresses, organisations, bureaus etc.)
- Transregional migration
- Forms of forced labour history
- Internationalization of workers, unionist, political activists and transnational social and political movements
- Regionalization and globalization of higher education and academia (including shifting patterns of funding and decision-making)
- State-building, processes of de- and reterritoralization and other forms of rescaling in comparative perspective
- Large-scale crises and the consequences of political, technological, and ideological revolutions
- Comparative military history and the destructive effects of international and global connectivity
- Imaginations and representation of empires
- Production and circulation of knowledge
- Concepts and methodologies of world and global history, for both teaching and research

While other topics may be suggested, their acceptance will depend on the available space in the programme.

Proposals: In addition to providing a name, affiliation and email, the proposal should include the title of the paper and an abstract (100 words). Conference languages will be English, French and German.

Submission: All proposals must be received by 30 September 2013 and submitted electronically through the congress website:

Dates and deadlines
30 September: Deadline Call for Papers
31 October 2013: Paper-proposers will be notified of the outcome of the selection
15 November 2013: Congress registration and reservation of accommodation opens (through the congress website). It will be possible to reserve accommodation to suit different needs and budgets.
30 November 2013: Publication of the Conference Program

Inquiries: For further information about the congress and ENIUGH, please contact:Michel Espagne, Steffi Marung and Katja Naumann

*We have been offered recently by the ENS additional accommodation facilities at moderate prices. These are available, however, only during the first week of September. Since we would like to facilitate the participation of younger scholars and of colleagues from countries in which travel funds are rare, we decided to shift the congress date to 04. - 07. September 2014.


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