Seventh European Congress on World and Global History: Conflict and Inequity, Peace and Justice: Local, Regional, and International Perspectives

Seventh European Congress on World and Global History: Conflict and Inequity, Peace and Justice: Local, Regional, and International Perspectives

European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH)
The Hague
Takes place
In Attendance
From - Until
29.06.2023 - 01.07.2023
Connections Redaktion, Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Universität Leipzig

After the first call for panels and papers for the 7th European Congress on World and Global History, which will be hosted by Leiden University on its campus in The Hague, UN City of Peace and Justice, we received a broad scope of excellent submissions. As announced, we are following up on the first call with a second call to welcome complementary proposals.

Seventh European Congress on World and Global History: Conflict and Inequity, Peace and Justice: Local, Regional, and International Perspectives

In this second call, we invite submissions specifically related to the topics listed below, as well as submissions more generally connected to the fields of transnational, transregional, and global history, together with submissions related to the main theme of the congress.
With the main theme “Conflict and Inequity, Peace and Justice: Local, Regional, and International Perspectives”, we aim to discuss structural and specific causes of conflict and inequity as well as the corollary features of various quests for peace and justice. These causes and quests – as core constellations and long-lasting aspirations, respectively – have shaped the lives of peoples and the development of sociopolitical orders in all historical periods and around the globe. Having impacted historical processes of every kind, we therefore think that it is crucial to comprehend them both if we want to understand the challenges and potential of the present day. We invite panels and papers to examine how historical narratives have been constructed around moments of peace and of conflict and to reflect on the long-term impacts of conflict and inequity in relation to processes of reconciliation and peace-making. We are particularly interested in relational and dialectical interpretations of peace and conflict as well as of justice and inequity in a historical perspective, including the different scales on and the various dimensions in which they played out.
To complement and enlarge the submissions we received, we particularly invite proposals:
- coming from the field of cultural history, elaborating on the role of culture in conflicts and inequities, peace, and justice;
- incorporating gender perspectives related to conflict, inequity, peace, and justice;
- addressing especially earlier historical periods (early modern, medieval, or ancient);
- historicizing ongoing wars in different parts of the world (among them Ukraine, Yemen, the Horn of Africa, and the Sahel zone) and reflecting on connections between conflicts and wars;
- and/or pursuing an interdisciplinary perspective connecting historical research with the wider field of humanities and social sciences.

In addition to contributing to the main conference theme, we also invite the submission of proposals dealing with historical relations, transfers, and entanglements between states, peoples, communities, and individuals situated in, or spanning, different regions of the world. The congress remains committed to transcending the confines of national and Eurocentric historiographies. Proposed topics may include cultural and economic processes as well as the various aspects of material and social life, as well as represent approaches from disciplines throughout the area studies, humanities, arts, and social sciences.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the central project of our organization: the ENIUGH-Palgrave Handbook of Global History (for details, see Presenting articles and conceptual frameworks for entire sections of the handbook at the congress is one of the foreseen features of a collective review process, and insofar we encourage all members to contact the main editor of the handbook, Matthias Middell (, with suggestions for such presentations.
Building on the recent experience of new formats for scientific exchange as a result of the Covid19-pandemic, the congress will offer online sessions, with most of the programme being planned to take place on site in the inspiring surroundings of The Hague. The general events such as the opening ceremony and roundtable discussions each day will be streamed online to allow distant participants to take part.

Panel Proposals
We invite the submission of proposals for panels comprising up to a maximum of 4 to 6 participants, including chair and commentator(s) per session. It is possible to submit a proposal for double panels. In addition to the names, affiliations, and email addresses of the convenor(s), chair, participants, and commentator(s), proposals should include the title and abstract of the panel (200–400 words) and the title and abstract of each individual paper (100–300 words each).

Individual Paper Proposals
We also invite the submission of individual paper proposals that can either be included in open slots in the already accepted panels or form additional panels. Since the congress will be organized into two-hour panels, the ENIUGH Steering Committee will choose paper proposals according to their ability to facilitate fruitful discussions among panelists. In addition to providing a name, affiliation, and email address, the proposal should include the title and abstract of the paper (100–300 words).

All proposals for panels and papers must be sent by 30 September 2022 and submitted electronically through the ENIUGH congress

Dates and deadlines
30 September 2022: Call for panels closes; authors of panel proposals will be notified of the selection on 30 November 2022
15 January 2023: Publishing of the panel programme
1 February 2023: Opening of conference registration

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